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Editor-in-Chief, Floy Souder Crouthamel 

Associate Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Departmental Editor , . . H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Elizabeth Myer 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Nathan Meyer 

School News Contributor Horace Raffensberger 

Business Manager J. G. Meyer 

Assistant Business Manager H. A. Via 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

Editorial Greetings 

Among the things that have trust you will welcome it kindly, 

managed to keep themselves alive this first number of the new school 

amid the stress and strain of these year, with its news items, announce- 

momentous days, when so much has ments. yea, its advertisements, its 

had to be abandoned by the way as articles not dry but worthy of study, 

non-essential, is our little College its reaflfirmation of principles and 

paper, the Times. The October is- standards, and its promise of more 

sue presents itself in modest attire to follow. 

but you will find its soul to be quite Yes. the College Times has sur- 

healthy, and, it comes eager to im- vived, and it deserves to live as an 

press you well and win friends. We indispensable and distinguishing 


feature of the school. We trust it 
shall stand for the thing we all be- 
lieve in here at Elizabethtown, that 
it shall be the organ of a philosophy 
of plain living and high thinking, 
that it shall uphold an ideal of man- 
hood sound and unquestioned, that 
it shall reflect a spirit which its 
readers will recognize as the spirit 
of Christ. We shall try to make 
the 1918-19 volume the best in the 
history of the school, let it bring our 
greetings to the many alumni, pa- 
trons and students dispersed in the 
homeland and on foreign soil, and 
maintain a literary department 
which will be a source of enjoyment 
and uplift for its readers by the 
light of the evening lamp at the 
cosy fireside during the long win- 
ter — thus will the College Times 
bring its little freight of blessing to 
every home Avhose threshold it 
crosses month by month. 

A good spirit is manifest in this 
year's student body on College Hill. 
The ladies compose three-fourths of 
the enrollment and we should give 
them the credit for the superior 
morale of the school. Cooperation 
and harmony and effectiveness, 
these are some marks of the spirit 
that animates the institution from 
the new president down through 
the reorganized faculty to the rank 
and file of the student body. And 
so we go on with renewed courage. 
To go on and accomplish, this 
brings the joy of achievement. 
Higher standards of conduct, in- 
dustry, zeal, a Godlike ambition, 
the will to win — to foster these in a 
school community, how good and 
how worthy a labor it is! Especially 

in these anxious times, when men 
and women suffer the vicissitudes 
of war, and are uncertain as to what 
a day may bring forth, how^ price- 
less seem those treasures of :he 
mind and heart which abide when 
material possessions and riches 
"make themselves wings and fly 

On a page of this issue are cut- 
lined the stages in the life of Pro- 
fessor Ober, who succeeds Dr. Re- 
ber as President. The latter has 
severed his connection with this in- 
stitution and has accepted a pro- 
fessorship in Manchester College. 
We shall not forget his efficient ad- 
ministration during the fifteen years 
he was President of Elizabethtown 
College. The new President brings 
to his work many qualities of 
leadership and organization. 

The president of our boara of 
trustees has passed from earth. The 
call for capable helpers and leaders 
is great. One of our graduates has 
made the supreme sacrifice, being 
struck down by disease at an army 
camp. And so our hearts are moved 
as we think of those who have 
fallen and of such of our former 
students and our alumni as are now 
exposed to danger mid powder and 
shrapnel in that appalling struggle 
beyond the sea. God bring them 
safely back, but should any one of 
them have to give his life, then may 
his grave be green "somewhere in 
France" or Flanders or across the 
Rhine. — J. S. K. 


President of the Faculty 

The accompanying cut represents 
our new president, the subject of 
this sketch. More than one person 
has fancied he saw in the face a 
resemblance to Lincoln. Should we 
discover also a similarity of traits 
we need not be surprised. 

Henry K. Ober was born on a 
farm in Rapho township, Lancaster 
County. Pennsylvania. He attended 
a rural school for ten winters. He 

Henry K. Ober 

entered Millersville State Normal 
School in the spring of 1895 and 
graduated in the normal english 
course in 1898. He continued his 
professional training at that insti- 
tution completing the advanced nor- 
mal course which earned for him 
the degree, Bachelor of Pedagogy, 

in 1908. He was granted the degree. 
Master of Pedagogy, two years la- 
ter. He completed the college 
course at Franklin and Marshall 
College in 1918 receiving the di- 
ploma, Bachelor of Science. During 
his senior year at Millersville he 
took in addition to his required 
studies a course in surveying, and 
this qualified him to discharge the 
duties of borough engineer in Eliza- 
bethtown, which he did continuous- 
ly for fifteen years while acting as 
instructor and vice president at the 

After teaching five terms in the 
public schools of Lancaster County 
he came to Elizabethtown in 1902, 
and he has been a member of the 
College faculty ever since. He was 
married in 1899 at the age of twen- 
ty-one to Cora B. Hess, of Lancas- 
ter County. Three children, Stanley, 
Grace and Ruth brighten their 
home on College avenue. 

Professor Ober was elected to the 
ministry December 15th, 1904. But 
his ambition up to this time had 
been to pursue a career in business 
rather than the work of the min- 
istry. One phase of his activity, 
which again reminds us of Lincoln 
was his skill in legal matters while 
acting as counselor and adviser to 
his many friends, drawing up wills 
and settling estates. To be a use- 
ful man in the community had ever 
been the goal in his mind. Later 
when his ideals changed he attend- 
ed a summer session at the Univer- 


siiy of Pennsylvania and Chautau- 
qua assemblies at Mount Gretna, 
getting ready for work in the pro- 
fession of teacning. 

His election to the ministry 
brought out other traits in his 
character more distinctly spiritual. 
Being a man of fine address, evinc- 
ing a charm of personality when 
approaching people, having a sunny 
hopeful nature, being refined, 
cnaste, idealistic, original, convinc- 
ing, fervent and fluent, he de- 
veloped into an unusually persua- 
sive and inspiring preacher of the 
gospel and public speaker. His 
characteristic Sunday School talks 
for conventions and special oc- 
casions and his popular lectures on 
child life, temperance, social virtue 
and on morals in general have 
achieved for him a reputation that 
is more than local. He is assistant 
pastor of the flourishing Brethren 
congregation at Elizabethtown ; 
joint author of a religious book en- 
titled Training the Sunday School 
Teacher, one of the authorized text- 
books for teacher training in the 

church; and chairman of the Gen- 
eral Sunday School Board of the 
Brethren church. 

In short, though he may have 
been a little immoderate in drawing 
upon his vitality and may have in- 
curred a few gray hairs a little pre- 
maturely, and though he may have 
some other one fault or two which 
we have left for his critics to point 
out, Professor Ober, now in middle 
life, has excelled in whatever he 
has attempted; he has demon- 
strated to an eminent degree how 
useful a man may become if he 
works with a steadfast noble pur- 
pose, if he has the qualities of 
energy, decision, deep conviction, 
and great earnestness. 

Therefore, as he enters upon the 
duties of his office, we take great 
pleasure and pride in introducing 
to the Times readers the incoming 
President of Elizabethtown College, 
Professor H, K. Ober, teacher, 
preacher, lecturer, author, organ- 
izer and financier. Success to his 
administration ! 

— Jacob S. Hurley. 

The Work oi the Departments 

The College offers eighteen 
courses of study. There are a fair 
number of students enrolled in 
about ten of these courses. The 
largest number of our students are 
interested in the Academic and 
Pedagogical Courses. These courses 
lay the preparatory foundations for 
the teaching profession as well as 

for more advanced Technical 
courses. There is an intense demand 
for teachers at the present time, 
owing to the stressing conditions 
under which we are now living. 
The students of our school who 
have gone out as teachers have 
made enviable records in ten or 
more counties of this state. 


A large percentage ot" our stu- 
dents assume a year of General 
Preparatory Work, preliminary to 
pursuing a few years of teaching in 
the public schools. They usually 
return later to finish their courses, 
the English Scientific, College Pre- 
paratory, Pedagogical or Classical. 
There are four students enrolled 
this year of full college rank, but a 
considerable number who aimed to 
be in coljege are now in the Na- 
tional service. A class of four stu- 
dents will complete the Pedagogical 
Course this year. 

The Pedagogical Department is 
largely in charge of Professor J. G. 
Meyer this year. He pursued ad- 
vanced Graduate Work in Educa- 
tion in the Teachers' College of Co- 
lumbia University during the last 
two years and has thus prepared 
himself to direct the v/ork of this 
department. He is also offering his 
services to teach classes in special 
educational subjects for those stu- 
dents Y/ho are vvorking and Vv-ho de- 
sire to continue their courses. Part 

of the work of this department will 
also be taught by Professor H. K, 
Ober, recently elected President of 
the school. 

Professor Meyer has organized a 
class in Educational Psychology 
which meets every Friday night 
from 6:45 to 9:45. About a dozen 
have enrolled for this work. Many 
are teachers who desire to get in 
touch with the latest developments 
in the field of practical educational 
psychology. The course is made 
applicable to school room problems. 
It emphasizes the HOW of the 
teacher's work. 

The Commercial Department is 
novv^ under the supervision of Pro- 
fessor IL A. Via and Miss Mildred 
I. Bonebrake. There is a very strong 
demand during these strenuous 
times for young people trained in 
Commercial, subjects. More young 
people ought to avail themselves of 
these splendid opportunities to fin- 
ish the courses offered by this de- 
partm.ent. — H. H. N. 

Dining Room Echoes 

Having forgotten iny ' keys the 
other evening, I returned to the din- 
ing room for them. Instead of the 
reign of silence, which I had ex- 
pected, I was surprised to hear a 
lively discussion. I paused as I en- 
tered the dining room, but on look- 
ing around- could see no one. How- 
ever, the discussion continued and 
the strangeness of the situation con- 
strained me fo listen. 

Sarah Salt seemed to be the 
leader of the group. "I have been 
requested to call this meeting," 
she said, "to confer v/ith you con- 
cerniiig the happenings of the last 
four weeks. This is informal and I 
v^'a^t each one of you to feel free 
to express your opinions." 

Sylvia Spoon, who always wears 
a sunny smile, was the first to speak. 
"I'm always happy when I'm busy: 


therefore, I'm happy now. Never- 
theless, one thing has disturbed my 
peace of mind, of late. Only on rare 
occasions, to a whiskered gentle- 
man do I grant the privilege to take 
food from my front porch. These 
new students abuse my kindness; 
therefore I should like to know 
how I may inform them that the 
proper approach is by my side 

Weak-kneed Silas Spoon. Sylvia's 
cousin jumped up saying. "Well, 
they seem to be abusing our whole 
family. They even keep me stand- 
ing in a coffee cup during an entire 
meal and I would so much rather 
sit down. Sister Sallie is sick too be- 
cause some people were so noisy 
when they ate soup the other day." 

Simon Saucer, dressed in an im- 
aculate suit expressed his sympathy 
for her and vigorously added, 
"Speaking of soup, my ecjuilibrium 
has been disturbed often because 
some people insist on tilting, really 
tilting me to get the last drop." 

"Talking of jarred nerves," said 
sturdy Chester Chair whom no one 
M'ould accuse of possessing nerves. 
"Well I know what they are, I'm 
terribly upset because some of the 
students scrape me along the floor 
when leaving the table." 

Then timid Mattie table stirred 
up courage to voice her complaints 
and said, "I've been miserably in- 
sulted too. Netty Knife and Ned 
Fork aren't independent at all, but 
are constantly leaning on me with 
their soiled hands. Then what ex- 
asperated me most was that the 
other day good-for-nothing Mas- 
ter's Corn Cob and Potato-Paring 

soiled my dress, too." 

Pert Netty Knife felt her turn 
had come, and in her cutting way 
accused Ned Fork, "You're a real 
slacker or you wouldn't allow me 
to do all the arduous jitney jobbing 
in the employ of stout Mr. Syrup 
Jug. I agree it's sweet business but 
wasn't it Billy Shakespeare who 
said, 'There's something like too 
much of a good thing?' " 

Ned Fork, humbly apologizing 
said he was burdened Mdth many 
other tasks but. "To the end of my 
days I will do the duty newTy 
pointed out to me ; viz, that of con- 
veying Mr. Syrup to the halfway 
Bread station." 

Sir Lumberman, belonging to 
the royalty felt that since this was 
a general indignation meeting, he 
might likewise pick with impunity. 
"I object to mingle in groups. Its 
too democratic. I do not mind tak- 
ing a walk with one or two but 
when my services are requested in 
a group it is a great breach of eti- 
. uette,'' he haughtily added. 

Old wrinkled Lady Vinegar, who 
always, wears a sour aspect was 
quite o'erwhelmed by all this de- 
pressing news. Dolefully she re- 
sented, "I'm entirely disgusted with 
it all. I'm horrified that a number 
of the students do not use napkins, 
and when they pass glasses they 
hold them at the upper edge in- 
stead of holding them as near the 
lower edge as possible. Then too 
Ladies First is a motto that I've 
noticed one or two of the young 
men have not learned. I'm sick of 
the table talk too. Sometimes, 
scarcely anyone says a word and all 


feel uncomlortable ; sometimes I've 
been shocked to see two or three 
talking about secrets at the table." 

Then Sarah Salt, who always 
speaks with sagacity, compromis- 
ingly added, "That may be true at 
some tables but I know of several 
other tables that are always lively. 
They are constantly entertaining 
each other with stories or jokes. 
Not a day passes that the NEWS is 
not discussed and occasionally 
favorite sports or favorite authors 
are compared." 

Then spirited Phil Pepper said, 
"I'm glad to note as much jollity 
at the table as there is, and that 
things in general are no worse. We 
must consider that a large number 
of them are having their first board- 
ing school experience. However, I 
do notice that some cannot talk any- 
thing but shop talk; the theme they 
are writing or the Latin lesson they 
have not studied. If I could only 

talk to them Fd tell them to throw 
off the shackles of work and chat, 
for "chatted food is half digested.' 
That day is well started which be- 
gins in the helpful social fellowship 
which always considers the neigh- 
bor's comfort first." 

Practical Peggy Plate wittily 
added, "Folk's come to the table 
for more than table talk, and I 
know thru experience that 'others' 
is a good motto to have in mind 
when the butter plate or sauce dish 
is passed," 

Just then I laughed aloud ^for 
this last remark reminded me of a 
story) and to my disappointment 
this interesting conference ad- 
journed. I went for my after din- 
ner walk but was almost oblivious 
to the surroundings for I was pon- 
dering the truth of these statements 
and Avondering how to report to the 
students the most unique confer- 
ence I ever attended. 

— E. E. B. 

The Universal Measure of Man 

Society is the living page upon 
which the full story of man's de- 
velopment is written. Each country, 
each age, each day has a history 
peculiarly its own. On the pages of 
this history we see that life has al- 
ways been a struggle between 
weakness and strength. The story 
of man is the survival of the fittest. 
That survival in every nation has 
been determined by the standard 
of the age. 

In Sparta the fittest were thase of 
physical strength. The worth of 
each man was determined by the 
physique he had developed. In 
Athens the standard was culture. 
The aesthetic in mind and body was 
their ideal. In the age of chivalry 
the knight was the hero. Physical 
powers was the ideal toward which 
every boy was taught to aim. Thus 
in every period the measure of the 
age was the attainment of the 



strongest. The many were lost 
among the few. 

As we look into modern society 
what constitutes the American scale 
of values? Alas! America has not 
.one but many standards all equally 
unjust. There are many who see 
through the material eye. In our 
commercial age men are feverishly 
anxious for wealth. All time and 
strength are coined into gold. Even 
man's value is figured in money. A 
large fortune brings so great fame 
and honor that honest toil is de- 
spised. The millionaire is placed 
on the pinnacle ; the laborer is held 
down. Wealth, then, is one of 
America's measures of man. But it 
i.-s a false standard, and a nation 
with a material foundation must tot- 
ter and fall. 

Again the measure of greatness 
:n man is determined by rank. Many 
:nen are wafted to fame through 
The greatness of ancestors and the 
achievements of parents. The prize 
:"s claimed by no personal merit. 
Birth has placed them in the seat 
:f honor. They stand on inherited 
2;reatness. Is it right that excep- 
tional parentage destines men to 
superior rank? Is it right that com- 
mon parentage desines men to or- 
dinary worth? 

There are others who judge a 
man's value by what he knows. 
They apply the intellectual stand- 
ard. The educated man is placed 
in a special class and the ignorant 
•iiust look up and recognize him as 
n asters. 

The world has long enough had 
false standards. A man's M'^orth is 
;iiot determined by his gold, by hi^ 

ancestors, or by his knowledge. We 
need money, we need noble parent- 
age, we need education ; but neither 
dare influence our estimate of man's 
value. We owe too much to the 
man who claims none of these. To 
measure him thus would mean in- 
justice to him. Through him our na- 
tion has realized her greatest ac- 
hievements in the past, through him 
she is approaching her zenith to- 
day; and through him she shall 
reach her highest glory in the fu- 

The day of the low-wage is near- 
ing twilight. The motto, "Eflficiency 
to make money and hoard it up," 
is becoming more and more unpopu- 
lar. Society is becoming started at 
her practice of making the weak 
become weaken. She is beginning 
to realize the importance of mutual 
love and service. 

The common man is calling for 
social democracy. What will Amer- 
ica do? We already see her golden 
age dawning. Men are recognizing 
the debt of strength to weakness. 
Those who selfishly get much and 
give little are losing their standing 
in society. When a weak man falls, 
we are less ready to hold him down. 
If one drops in life's race we are 
increasingly ready to lift him. Love 
sings the dawn of a new day. Once 
more we hear the Declaration of 
'76 that all men are free and equal. 
Once more the nation is thrilled by 
its echoes, this time never to be 

There is only one standard for 
measuring man's value. It is ap- 
plicable in every nation and in ev- 
ery life. What a man is, is the su-- 



prenie thing in life. Character 
stands the test of life ; nothing else 
does. The world is full of counter- 
feits and imitations but we need 
that which weighs sixteen ounces 
to the pound every time it is 
weighed. Horace Greely said. 
"Fame is a vapor, popularity an ac- 
cident, riches take wings ; those who 
cheer today will curse tomorrow, 
only one thing endures — character." 

Life's one task is the making of 
manhood and womanhood. That 
which all the great in the past have 
carried about was character. What 
beauty is to the painting, what 
polish is to the gem, what strength 
is to the body — that character is to 
the soul. Great is the power of 
gold, mighty the influence of insti- 
tutions but the greatest force that 
can exist is the po-wer of good men. 
As Shakespeare first reveals the 
real riches of the imagination, as 
Raphael first unveils the possibili- 
ties of color, so Jesus Christ stands 
as the m.odel of the highest and 
noblest character. This has been the 
price paid for all true greatness in 
the past. Nothing but the noble 
manhood of Lincoln could safely 
direct the Civil War: nothing but 
the integrity of a Luther could so 
effectively shake the Christian 
world ; nothing but the perfect life 
of the Son of God could save the 

Character is the only true meas- 
ure of man and it is equally fair to 
all. It is the only foundation for a 
lasting civilization. It is the only 
road to greatness. 

According to present standards 
thousands are going through the 

world with soiled characters, yet 
they pass for real men: Thousands 
v,:ho ought to be marked, "Soiled — 
Reduced in value," pass at par. 
Shall we continue to allow the well- 
dressed rogue to be honored and the 
honest hearted laborer to be held 
down? Shall we allow reputation 
to veil character? Shall we allow 
paupers to live in palaces and mil- 
jionaires of character to live in 
huts? Shall we continue to propa- 
gate a stratified society based on 
false standards? 

Every true-hearted American 
citizen says, "No." Let us take for 
our motto, "Excelsior in character." 
Let us earnestly strive to possess the 
noblest of possessions. Let us be the 
citizens of a land where character 
is the only legal tender. 

This new standard is the only 
true leveling process in society. 
Each man must then rise through 
his personal worth, each must be 
measured by what he really is, and 
each may run the race equally well. 

What will this new standard 
mean? No office can be won by 
political pull; no one can live as an 
ornament in society because of 
others' labors and achievements; no 
well-dressed imitation can pass for 
a real man; no worthy person can 
be hindered by poverty or rank; no 
really great man can be crushed. 
Every one will have an equal chance 
to give the world his best. 

W^ho then shall give the world 
this new standard? Not the millions 
of sons who are paying the price of 
blood for world democracy; not the 
nations whose homes are destroyed 
and whose womanhood and child- 



hood is crushed. The world needs 
a new civilization based on new 
principles. This is the mivssion of 
America. May she respond and 
give to the world a loftier concep- 
tion of the value of human life, and 
a deeper appreciation of true man- 
hood and womanhood. May she be 
a beacon light of civilization to all 
people ; an example of righteous- 

ness to crushed nations ; the in- 
terpretation of the message of the 
Christ to all the world. May the 
world's Golden Age be ushered in 
through her influence ; and may all 
nations through her intervention 
meet and clasp hands in a universal 
brotherhood of man. 

— Sara Shisler. 

Religious News 

Rev. Chalmers Shull, Traveling 
Secretary of the United Student 
Volunteers, visited the Elizabeth- 
town Volunteers from October the 
fourth to the sixth. On Friday even- 
ing he spoke to the student body at 
}arge. The aim of his message was 
to impress the world need in such a 
way that the students might learn 
to think in world terms, and decide 
to serve when the need is the great- 
est. He also met the volunteers in 
two private meetings. His sugges- 
tions and encouragement are much 
appreciated and will prove helpful 
t.hruout the year. 

On Saturday evening he again 
addressed the student body. The 
theme of his talk was the value of 
3'Iission Study. He further told how 
*ome of our greatest missionaries 
received their call by getting a vi- 
sion of the need through Mission 

His full consecration and devo- 
tion to the missionary cause, to- 
gether with his enthusiasm for the 
•vork inspired each one who came 
m touch with him. 

The Volunteer Band is again or- 
ganized and ready for work. These 
are times of intensive work and 
great sacrifice everywhere. The 
whole world spells "Opportunity" 
for the mission cause, and the 
Volunteers must meet the challenge 
with their best efforts. 

Our number is not so large as last 
year. Some were hindered from 
coming because of the draft, some 
are teaching and others are attend- 
ing school elsewhere. However, 
those who are here mean to ''at- 
tempt great things for God and ex- 
pect great things from God." Two 
students have already signed the 
pledge this year and several others 
are thinking about it. 

The plans for the year are not yet 
completed. Last year some mission- 
ary programs were given in differ- 
ent churches. That is one way iti 
which as Volunteers we could be of 
service. We are hopeful that it may 
be our privilege to enter even more 
churches this year. A letter or a 
card will bring the Volunteers to 
any local churches. There are many 



phases of work at the school, and 
in the community that the Band is 
thinking about taking up. At 
present an attempt is being made 
to have a one hundred per cent. 
Mission Study enrollment. 

The opportunities of the Volun- 
teers here are great, the laborers as 
yet are few, but with a vision of the 
i.irure. and the promise of the Mas- 
ter's help this school year's activi- 
ties! cannot fail. — S. C. S. 

Bible Institutes 

Professors Meyer and Nye held a 
Bible Institute at Mechanicsburg, 
Cumberland county recently. The 
interest is reported to have been 
excellent and the seven sessions 
were all well attended. Many for- 
mer students were present at these 
-Sessions and contributed to the in- 
s;;!ration of the meeting. Professor 
3'leyer's lessons were based on the 
Sermon on the Mount with the ex- 
ception of Saturday night when he 
spoke on the theme, 'Tn the Days of 
Youth." Professor Nye spoke on 
doctrinal themes throughout the 
iyistitute. The work of these 
teachers was much appreciated. 
They are invited to return to give 
similar work. 

In the month of August Profes- 
sors Nye, Meyer, and Ober held a 
Bible Institute at Indian Creek, 
Montgomery County. The attend- 
ance and interest were remarkable. 
Following one of the afternoon ses- 
sions a reunion of teachers, stu- 
dents, and friends of Elizabethtown 
College was held. Many expressions 
of the efiiciency of the work done 
at the college were given by former 

Professors Nye and Schlosser 
held a three days' Bible Institute at 
Quakertown. Bucks County, from 
September 27 to the 29th. Only a 
few years ago this was a mission 
point of the Springfield Congrega- 
tion. The mernbers attended most 
of the sessions. Many friends were 
made for the school and a few stu- 
dents promised to be at school in 
the near future. 

During the past summer four 
members of the college faculty con- 
ducted revival meetings. Professor 
Ober at Carlisle, Pennsylvania ; Pro- 
fessor Nye at Hoernerstown, Penn- 
sylvania ; Professor Meyer at Pine 
Grove, Penns^ivania ; Professor 
Schlosser at Akron, and Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania, and at Westminster, 
Maryland. — ^^R. S. 

Resolutions of Sympathy 

Whereas, we are called upon to 
iTiourn the death of our beloved 
Elder Jesse Ziegler, President of 
the Board of Trustees of Elizabeth- 
town College. 

Therefore, be it resolved — 
First, That we as a faculty, ex- 
press our deepest sorrow in the loss 
of a genial friend, a devoted elder 
in the church, a far-sighted counsel- 



or in the education of our young 
people, and a devout Christian who 
endeared himself to all. 

Second, That we owe to his mem- 
ory an offering of high esteem for 
his generous devotion to all worthy 
causes and especially to the best 
interests of Elizabethtown College. 

Third, That we express to the 
family of our dear brother our 
heartfelt sympathy in this sore be- 

Fourth, That a copy of these 
resolutions be placed on the minutes 
of the faculty, that they be sent to 
the bereaved family, and that they 
be published in Our College Times 
and in the Royersford Newspaper. 

Elizabeth Myer, 
R. W. Schlosser, 
Jacob S. Harley. 

It is in appreciation of the ser- 
vices of one who was greatly in- 
terested in young people and in the 
promotion of Christian Education, 

That we the student body of 
Elizabethtown College, keenly feel- 
ing our loss in the death of Elder 
Jesse Ziegler, the President of the 
Board of Trustees: 


That we extend our sympathies 
to the sorrowing family and com- 
mend them to Him who cares and 
alone can comfort and cheer the 
M'Ounded heart. 

That we cherish in memory the 
cheer his presence brought to us 
and the inspiration his life, words 
and sacrifices gave to us. 

That a copy of these expressions 
of sympathy be sent to the family, 
and another be sent to his son 
Robert, a former student who is 
now in France, and that they be 
published in "Our College Times." 


Sara C. Shisler, 
John F. Graham. 
Bertha A. Price. 
Ephraim G. Meyer, 
Ruth S. Bucher. 

Whereas, in the decease of our 
fellow alumnus, Mr. Walter F. Esh- 
leman, Elizabethtown College sus- 
tains the loss of a devoted friend, 
and loyal supporter, and in behalf 
of the still heavier loss sustained by 
those in closer association with him, 

Therefore be it resolved, That the 
bereft parents and family be com- 
mended to the Lord whence comes 
the balm that heals the sorrows of 

That we cherish in our memories 
the life of a friend who was so 
faithful a student, so earnest a 
Christian worker, so helpful a 
teacher, and so worthy an alumnus. 

That a copy of these expressions 
of appreciation and resolutions of 
sympathy be sent to the sorrowing 
family, that they be spread on the 
minutes of the Alumni Association, 
and that they be published in "Our 
College Times." 


Edna E. Brubaker, 
Mildred I. Bonebrake, 
A. C. Baugher. 



School Notes 

Autumn ! 

Enrollment 92 ! 

Impromptu Debate ! 

Eeturn to books! 

Join the Tennis Association! 

What a 'Baum' for our Ethel. 

An ideal brain is the devil's work- 

Sh L'P . 

Wanted — Someone to tune up 
jJi. Zendt's violin. 

There are no student teachers 
this year. What is the reason? 

An assistant in the book-room 
v/ould be appreciated by all. 

Wanted — Someone to get Miss 
Shank's debate from room 33. 

We expect a chestnut outing soon 
so come again social committee. 

Ask Miss Shank how she says 
"first" when playing tennis. 

Just imagine, everyone (?) ready 
IK breakfast at 7 a. m. 

Miss Lettie Musser, Lancaster, 
Pa., spent Sunday with Miss Marie 

Be patriotic and go over the top 
v;ir.h your studies this year. 

The canvassing committee have 
certainly done their best in getting 
lady students this year. 

Girls, Girls, nothing but girls ev- 
erywhere on College Hill this year. 
Boys are few and far between. 

Pres. I. H. Brumbaugh from 
J niata College, made a short visit 
here recently. He also gave an in- 
teresting address in the Elizabeth- 
town church. 

The girls are cleaning their halls 
this year and keeping them as 

home-like as possible. Are the boys 
doing the same? 

By this time nearly every one has 
tried his tennis racket and many 
star players are expected. Don't 
disappoint us. 

Sarcity of sugar is affecting Miss 
Eberiy rather seriously for even 
Kline's chocolate has advanced in 

A strange visitor was seen in Miss 
Sherman's room one , evening re- 
cently. Ask her how it came and 
how it disappeared. Beware of 

Ask Harry Reber if he represents 
E. C. in its business affairs with 
Juniata College that so many of his 
letters are directed there. 

Ask Mr. Graham why he doesn't 
attend Newville Sunday School as 
regularly as he did last year. 

Did you send our College Times 
to your home folks? They would 
appreciate it, too. 

If you find a stray bug present it 
to one of the members of the zo- 
ology class, they will appreciate it. 

Coming up College avenue one 
Saturday evening just after twi- 
light. Miss C. B. pointing toward the 
large red moon on the eastern 
horizon, said, "Look at that, isn't it 
wonderful?" A small cloud across 
it gave it the shape of a ship flying 
a flag. She and Miss S. spoke about 
it for sometime and then the con- 
versation changed to another sub- 
ject. When they were almost at 
College ]Miss C. B. exclaimed, "Oh. 



look at the moon." It was then 
higher and was shining with its 
usual brightness. Miss S. puzzled 
to know why she was again speak- 
ing about the moon, said, "We saw 
it before." "No, I didn't," Miss C. B. 
answered. "Why we saw it rise," 
said Miss S. Then with a look of 
surprise Miss C. B. said, "Oh, I 
thought that was some other 
luminal phenomenon." 

Ask Miss Shank why it took Mr. 
Taylor all afternoon to clean the 
chicken house. 

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, 
self-control, these three alone lead 
life to sovereign power. 

Things are going splendidly un- 
der the supervision of Prof. Ober, 
our new president. 

The outpost Sunday School is 
fairly under way, we urge all stu- 
dents to attend as often as possible. 

Mouse in the piano room ! Miss 
Gross on the radiator! Miss Heisey 
on the piano ! Watch out girls. 

Miss Brubaker — What is one of 
the chief characteristics of Mam- 
moth cave? 

Mr, Reber — It is a blue-grass 
region where they raise thorough- 
bred horses. 

Talk about social privileges this 
year! Why we can talk at least 
twenty minutes with the ladies ev- 
ery Friday evening after Literary 

Literary Society is now operating 
in full swing. Many new members 
have been added to our list among 
whom we hope to find some able 
orators, debators and musicians. 

Gentlemen wishing to return in 
the small hours of the night should 

grease the pulleys of the fire escape 
so that it doesn't disturb Prof. Har- 
ley's dreams. 

The office looked like a new place 
when we entered it this fall due to 
the fact that it had been repaired 
through the kind efforts of Miss Sal- 
lie Schaffner, of Harrisburg, to 
whom we are very grateful. 

The basket ball season will soon 
be here. How many of you have 
joined the basket ball association? 
We need your presence as well as 
your financial aid. 

After a short time here Misses 
Pellman and Specht were obliged 
to return to their homes on account 
of vaccinations. They expect to re- 
turn as soon as possible. 

For some reason the electric bells 
have been rather irregular. But as 
long as Mr. King's lengthy means 
of locomotion are available what is 
the use to fix them. 

We are glad to report that Miss 
Elizabeth Myer has returned to take 
up her duties at school again this 
year. She had been ill for some 
time but is in the best of health at 

A large number of books were 
donated to the College library this 
fall by J. Kurtz Miller, of Brooklyn, 
New York. The donation is ap- 
preciated very much and there is 
still room for more. 

We found very few slackers 
when the time came for cleaning 
the tennis courts this fall. A fine 
spirit of co-operation was mani- 
fested. Keep up the good work for 
there is still one more to clean. 

A number of girls were delight- 
fully entertained by Miss Brubaker.. 



One of them remarked that the 
arbor of honeysuckle vines were de- 
licious and the Chinese tea was 

Charles Royer has received a 
.brand new pair of spectacles as a 
result of his recent visit to Mary- 


The first social of the year was the 
Faculty Reception. It was held in 
Music Hall, Alpha Hall. Sept. thirt- 
eenth at eight o'clock. As the stu- 
dents entered the hall they passed 
along the receiving line and were wel 

land. No doubt he puts both pairs corned by the faculty members and 

on when reading those dailies from 
Illinois as giltedged paper is hard 
on the eyes. 

Prof. Ober sends us from chapel 
to our daily tasks with a smile on 
every face. Mrs. Via also sings, 
"Pack up your troubles in your old 
kit bag and smile, smile, smile." 

The first number on our lecture 
program this year will be a famous 
Welsh quartet. The second num- 
ber will be a lecture by Dr. James 
Burns. He is a unique man with a 
unique story to tell. Prof. Ober calls 
this man a second Lincoln. Take 
him at his word and don't miss it. 

The outing held on Saturday af- 
ternoon, September twenty-first was 
a delightful recreation. Hiking under 
the autumnal blue along the multi- 
tinted woodlands was highly in- 
vigorating; likewise. were the 
games. The social committee were 
at the height of popularity as fire 
builders, corn and sweet potato 
roasters and servers of refresh- 

their wives. After the students had 
spoken a few words to each mem- 
ber of the faculty they were served 
with grape juice from a punch bowl 
located on the platform in an alcove 
of flowers. Rugs, cushions, pen- 
nants, roses, palms and ferns in 
abundance decorated, the room. Af- 
ter we had found seats we were 
served with ice cream and cakes 
and entertained by the victrola. Af- 
ter about an hour of conversation 
we bade the faculty members good 
night, thanking them for their ef- 
forts to make it a pleasant evening 
for us. We hope that similar oc- 
casions await us in the near future. 
Elder Jesse Zeigler, president of 
the Board of Trustees, died at his 
home in Limerick on Saturday, Sep- 
tember the twenty-eighth. The 
funeral services were held in the 
Mingo Church on Wednesday, Oc- 
tober the second. Do not fail to 
notice the account of his self-sacri- 
ficing life in our next issue. — H. R. 

Society Notes 

We believe that the Keystone We welcome these new students 

Literary Society has before it a ^^^ j^ope that they well deserve 
bright future. Twenty-nine new ^ r,^ . 

, ^ -4.1. A ,-v,+^ Uc much pleasure and great profit from 

members were admitted into its *^ & k 

ranks at our first public meeting, the exercises of the society. 



Members of the Keystone Society, 
we are living in a unique period of 
the world's history. Today as nev- 
er before, do we need as a part of 
our education, the ability to express 
our thoughts with power and sim- 
IDlicity, to debate with readiness and 
-^kill and to have a familiar ac- 
juaintance with the rules of order 
in organized assemblies. 

These needs may be supplied if 
■ e as members of the Society will 
take advantage of all the oppor- 
tunities offered to us thru the com- 
: ig year. We urge that each one 
be wide awake to every oppor- 
tunity and eagerly await the times 
•hen they may serve on programs 
:r as officers of the society. 

We here present to you a record 
:.f the work of the society during 
:ne last month. These are some of 
the programs rendered: 

Patriotic Program 

Sept. 6, 1918 

Music, America, Society; Ad- 
fh^ess, The Last Reserves, John Gra- 
ham ; Piano Solo, International 
March, Ruth Bucher; Reading, The 
Necessity of Government, Nathan 
Meyer; Address, President Wilson, 
T'he World's Leader, Ephriam 

Meyer; Music, Star Spangled Ban- 
ner, Society. 

Regular Program 

Sept. 13, 1918 

Music, Reading, Mildred Baer; 
Vocal Solo, Enterline ; Story, Laugh- 
lin; Address, Prof. H. H. Nye; 
Music, Star Spangled Banner, So- 

Regular Program 

Sept. 20, 1918 

Music, Star Spangled Banner, So- 
ciety; Recitation, Ether Wenger; 
Vocal Solo, Forever and a Day, 
Ephriam Meyer; Impromtu Debate, 
Resolved that the fighting instinct 
retards the growth of Civilization, 
Affirmative — Sara Shisler and Ruth 
Bucher. Negative — Supera Martz 
and Ephriam Meyer. Music, Smile, 
Smile, Smile, Society; Reading, Ed- 
na Fogelsanger; Literary Echo, 
Harry Reber. 

At a private meeting the follow- 
ing officers were elected to serve 
thru the month of October: Presi- 
dent, Hattie Eberly; Vice President, 
Charles Royer; Secretary, Bertha 
Price ; Treasurer, Raymond Weng- 
er; Chorister. Ruth Bucher. 

— N. M.. 


The College Reunion at Black Rock, 

On the fifteenth and sixteenth of 
August the Ministerial and Sunday 

District of Pennsylvania, convened, 
at the Black Rock Church. The 
w^eather was very favorable and 
consequently many people came 

Meeting, representing the Southern from a distance, as those from Eliz- 





abethtown, Waynesboro, York, 
Westminster and Virginia. The 
crowds were large and the pro- 
grams inspired us to greater and 
better church and Sunday School 

Immediately, after the noon meal 
was served on Friday the trustees, 
teachers, students, patrons and 
friends of Elizabethtown College 
formed a large circle on the grass 
under the tall locust trees. The 
centre of the circle was marked by 
our President, H. K. Ober, sur- 
rounded by several trustees and 
friends of the school. In the cir- 
cumference were patrons, students 
and many friends. This circle of 
christian people seemed like a great 
drive-wheel, propelled by the Mas- 
ter and coupled to the machine, 
Elizabethtown College, which has 
for its aim "Educate for Service." 

The trustees, Elders S. H. Hertz- 
ler, .J. H. Keller and David Kilhef- 
ner; and teachers, Professors H. K. 
Ober, J. G. Meyer, and L. W. Leiter 
spoke of the College as a fine place 
for the young men and young 
women to learn what is required to 
make life large and lovely. The 
students and patrons readily fol- 
lowed with words expressing 
"What Elizabethtown College has 
meant to me." 

The reunion was concluded by a 
selection of music by a male quar- 
tette, the title of which was "I want 
My Life to tell for Jesus." This is 
our President's favorite selection 
for the students on College Hill. It 
is his prayer and aim that the life 
of every one of his boys and girls 
should "tell for Jesus." — A. B. 

The Elizabethtown College Reunion 
at Indian Creek 

On Saturday afternoon, July the 
twentieth many of the students 
from surrounding communities, to- 
gether with five teachers held a Col- 
lege Reunion in the Indian Creek 
church. This was the first reunion' 
for Montgomery county students 
but they hope that it was not the 

The attendance and interest was- 
good. No special program had been 
arranged. Teachers, students and 
patrons had the opportunity to 
speak. Many short talks were given 
most of which were testimonies on 
the subject, "What Elizabethtown 
College has Meant to Me." Some 
spoke about the spiritual side and 
others about the mental or physical 

No one will doubt its success 
when they know that Professors H. 
K. Ober, H. H. Nye, J. G. Meyer and 
Miss Crouthamel were present. Mr. 
and Mrs. Dixon from Parkerford, 
were also there and each gave a 
talk. Some others who attended 
were Misses Laura Hess, Martha 
Martin, Helen Oellig and . Mr. 
Baugher. The others came from the 
surrounding churches. 

Prof. Ober, the chairman, put life 
and humor into the meeting. He and 
each of the other teachers gave good 
inspiring talks. Many in the audience 
surely must have had a longing 
either to have been a student or to 
be one in the future. If there was 
any doubt in anyone's mind as to 
whether Elizabethtown is the school 
to attend. Prof. Harley settled that 
in his brief talk by saying, "If in 
doubt go to Elizabethtown." S. C. S. 



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Editor-in-Chief, Floy Souder Crouthamel 

Associate Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Elizabeth Myer 

Eeligious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor . Nathan Meyer 

School News Contributor .Horace Raffensperger 

Business Manager J. G. Meyer 

Assistant Business Manager H. A. Via 

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This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

Separate and Aloof 

"Closed by department of where. But the borough of Eliza- 
health," thus reads the notice at the bethtown is being ravaged by the 
town entrance to the College cam- influenza, and as the College is just 
pus. It was placed there several outside of the town proper, we were 
weeks ago and according to present given the alternatives of closing 
indications it may remain there for school or providing in some way for 
a* ^;hort season. A visitor, were. he the safety of the student body. So, 
permitted to enter, would find to with the approval of the local 
hi> surprise that the school is run- board of health we entered upon 
ning wide open, and that there is the present arrangement which re- 
not a healthier community any- quires that all those dwelling in the 


College buildings confine them- 
selves to the campus, and that Col- 
lege Hill be closed to the public. 
Therefore we would not have you 
think of us as being quarantined to 
prevent the spread of a malady that 
exists in our midst; on the contrary, 
we have withdrawn from the mul- 
titude for fear of contagion ; here is 
our refuge from the scourge that is 
sweeping our country ; this is an 
oasis in the desert. From our view- 
point the great outside world bears 
the yellow label of disease — we are 
clean of the plague. 

So here we are amid the seclusion 
of an abbey, and though some- 
times we sigh to roam beyond the 
sacred precincts of the fold in some- 
what the same spirit of perverse- 
ness as that shown by the ancient 
Israelites when they desired a king, 
yet all respect the injunction, and 
ail reap the benefit of what our 
sober senses tell us is a wise and a 
wholesome regulation. We are 
"campused" by our voluntary act, 
but it is for self-protection. The 
incident affords another fine ex- 
ample of useful ends obtained by 
discipline. It is beautiful to see 
with what unanimity the young peo- 
ple are fulfilling a duty, distasteful 
and wearisome in itself; how each 
one is able to encourage the others 
by his example; and how the habit 
of directing our efforts in an or- 
ganized way, which is a peculiarity 
of our modern life, enables us to 
respond i|uickly when there is a 
call for concerted action to meet 
an exigency. Ther^e is no one in the 
school family on College Hill who 
is not benefiting by the present ex- 

perience. We are learning greater 
appreciation of ordinary blessings,, 
we are obliged to exercise our 
powers of resource to a greater ex- 
tent than usual, and lastly, being 
cut off from many sources of pleas- 
ure, we are afforded an excellent 
chance of learning how barren are 
our souls when we are thrown back 
upon ourselves, and how true the 
words spoken to the little boy who 
started out to find the pot of gold 
at the end of the rainbow, but who 
presently saw the bow fade away: 

"So fleeting, so fading my boy 

you will find 
All jewels, all pleasures save 

those of the mind." 

"Te Deum Laudamus" (We 
praise Thee, O God), is the Latin 
title of a hymn of praise. During 
the past centuries, excepting the 
very earliest, of the Church's his- 
tory Te Deums have been sung to 
celebrate the favorable outcome of 
a battle, the warding off of pesti- 
lence, or marked deliverance of any 
kind from impending evil. With 
the spread of Protestantism Chris- 
tians have become less familiar 
with this custom, but the spirit 
which gave rise to it still lives. The 
true child of God will always be 
chanting Te Deums in his heart. The 
immunity we en^oy at Elizabeth- 
town College is more than we c;e- 
serve. We have not been over- 
scrupulous in guarding against in- 
fection. If we steer clear of the 
epidemic, for at this writing there 
is scarcely a trace of illness of any 
kind, should we not regard it as an 
intervention of Providence, and 


should we not pour forth our hearts 
in Te Deums of gratitude? "A 
thousand shall fall at thy side, and 
ten thousand at thy right hand ; but 
it shall not come nigh thee." 

— Jacob S. Harley. 


I put my heart to school 

In the world where men grow 
"Go out," I said, "And learn the 
Come back w^hen you win the 
My heart came back again 

"Now where is the prize," I 
"The rule was false, and the 
prize was pain, 
And the teacher's name was 

I put my heart to school 

In the wood where the veeries 
And the brook runs clear and cool 
In the fields where the wild 
flowers spring. 

"And why do you stay so long. 
My heart, and where do you 
roam ? " 
The answer came back with a laugh 
and a song — 
"I find this school is home." 

— Van Dyke. 

The Far-off Hills 

The hills, the hills, the far-off hills, 
That warm the heart ere soon the 
Of half-remembered pains steal 

Along that silent, rock-strewn 
Of broken years. The hills to me 
Are symbols of deep mystery. 

A new-born joy awakes and 

And softly calls — "The hills I 
The hills! 

The hills, the hills, the far-off hills! 
O subtile charm, that gently stills 
This throbbing tempest of my 

And bids me seek the heights 
above ; 
The heights where, passionless, my 

Beholds the light of perfect days. 

Of sunlight fields, of rushing rills. 
Of blue-crowned skies — and O, the 

The hills, the hills, the far-off hills. 

Whose dimness all my being fills 

With quaint imaginings; and lo. 

The shadow-dreams of Long Ago 

When forests heard the nomad's 

A seeker lost beyond the trail — 
Demand the heart forget her ills 
And dwell with you — my far-ofl 

— Roscoe Gilmore Stott. 



The Passing of Elder Jesse Ziegler 

Bro. Ziegler was born July 18, 
1856. in Berks County, Pa., and 
died Sept. 28, 1918, of tuberculosis 
of the bone, at Limerick, Pa. He 
was the oldest son of Daniel Ziegler 
by his second marriage. His 
mother's maiden name was Mary 

Bro. Ziegler's educational train- 
ing consisted of what the common 
schools of his neighborhood then 
had to give. He spent several terms 
at the Kutztown State Normal 
School and a Teachers' Normal, at 
Sterling, 111. While the time spent 
in school was thus limited, he was 
always a student and had attained 
a fund of knowledge that might 
well be envied by many who had 
far greater educational advantages. 
He was well informed on current 
events, had an analytic order of 
mind, a good memory and a keen 
discernment. At the age of six- 
teen years he began teaching public 
school, and taught ten terms. He 
was married to Hannah Horning 
April 6, 1879. His faithful and de- 
voted wife, and five sons of the im- 
mediate family — all members of the 
church — survive him. 

Soon after his marriage he moved 
to Berks County, Pa., and a few 
years later to Montgomery County, 
same State, where he farmed and 
taught school, preached and pre- 
sided over churches, and admirably 
performed his duties on various 
committees, both local and national. 
He was president of the Board of 

Trustees of Elizabethtown College 
till the Lord called him home. Bro. 
Ziegler had also learned the car- 
penter's trade and worked at it for 
several years. Only a few years 
before his death he erected a set of 
farm-buildings at Lake Ridge, N. Y. 

He united with the church at 
Rock Creek, 111., in 1877, was 
elected to the ministry May 10, 
1890. advanced to the second 
degree October 11, 1891 and 
ordained to the full min- 
istry May 5, 1900. He had charge 
of the following churches at dif- 
ferent times: Mingo, Upper Dublin 
and Reading — all in Eastern Penn- 
.sylvania. Mingo, his home church, 
v«as under his care from 1907 until 
the time of his death. He served 
on the District Mission Board two 
term?, of three years each, did 
splendid work for the General Mis- 
sion Board as solicitor, served on 
Standing Committee twice, and was 
President of the Board of Trustees 
of Elizabethtown College from the 
time of its founding to the date of 
his death. 

The following traits of character 
especially qualified Bro. Ziegler for 
any work he undertook, whether in 
the secular, educational or spiritual 
realm. He was thoughtful, dis-, conservatively progressive, 
sympathetic, industrious, ener- 
getic, presistent and, above 
all, a devoted Christian. He knew 
no defeat in anything he under- 
took, except in his struggle with the 


last enemy. It was largely due to 
his untiring efforts, as a solicitor, 
that the financial difficulties of the 
college were surmounted. 

A few incidents from his life will 
serve to show his persistent and un- 
selfish devotion to a cause. While 
engaged in farming, three of his 
horses died of an infectious disease 
and this compelled a thorough re- 
novation of the stable. All stalls 
and mangers had to be removed and 
burned. This came at a time when 
he could ill afford such a loss, and 
when he had pledged hundreds of 
dollars to the college. He rebuilt 
the stalls and mangers, bought and 
paid for the horses, to replace those 
that had died, paid his college 
pledges, and smiled through it all. 

A young man in his neighbor- 
hood had fallen a victim to the 
drink habit. It so preyed on Bro. 
Ziegler's mind that he could not 
sleep. He interested a neighbor in 
his scheme to save the young man. 
He took him to the Keeley Institute 
and, jointly with the neighbor, paid 
all the expenses. The young man 
was saved, paid his benefactors, 
and now owns one of the best farms 
in the neighborhood. 

When the Lake Ridge Mission 
was being founded he, in company 
with Bro. John Herr, bought a large 
farm, and placed the young minis- 
ter on it, with the understanding 
that neither he nor Bro. Hdrr would 
get any financial benefit from the 
investment. His one desire was to 
help the mission. 

Bro. Ziegler was a leader. He 
was not made by his environment, 
— he made it. In his community his 
advice was sought by many of his 
neighbors. He was trusted and 
loved by all who knew him. His 
social qualities were of the highest 
order, he had a pleasing address 
and was easy to meet. His word 
was his bond. 

As a preacher, he was logical, 
forceful, and convincing. His fine 
physique, strong personality, and 
the volume and clearness of his 
voice lent extra force to his clear 
logic and well-chose"n language. 
His preaching received additional 
force from the clean and exemplary 
Christian life he lived. 

His funeral was attended by a 
large concourse of people, the 
house of worship being entirely too 
small to accommodate the grief- 
stricken audience. Twenty-eight 
elders and ministers of the Church 
of the Brethren, from two State Dis- 
tricts, were present, besides a num- 
ber of ministers of other denomina- 

He will be missed at District and 
General Conferences, especially at 
Elizabethtown College, but most of 
all in his home church and his home. 

May the Lord graciously console 
his sorrowing family and his host of 
friends with the assurance that "for 
him to live was Christ and to die 
was gain." 

Elizabethtown. Pa., Oct. 8. 

— Samuel H. Hertzler. 


Music Department 

Music is taking, a more important 
place at the present time than it 
has ever taken in the history of our 
country. People are realizing more 
fully the effect it has upon the in- 
dividual, the community, and the 

The soldier goes to the front with 
song, his spirit is stirred, and he 
does not falter in his purpose. When 
he goes back to the Hut, weary in 
mind and body it is music that fur- 
nishes the recreation for his over- 
wrought nerves and aids nature in 
restorhig his spirits. In the camp 
life music helps him to forget his 
troubles, for who can be sad when 
hundreds of voices take up the 
strain. "Pack up your Troubles in 
your Old Kit Bag, and Smile, Smile, 
Smile." However, it takes the good 
old hymns to touch his heart and 
bring him to the feet of Jesus. 

The Community Singing is doing 
much to unite communities in 
thought and effort in the Red Cross 
Work and Liberty Loan Drives. The 
heart of the nation throbs to the pa- 
triotic appeal in the rousing music 
of The Star Spangled Banner and 
thousands are stirred to action. 

Music is an art and its value to 
mankind is an art value. When 
that which is beautiful in our lives 
responds to the beautiful in art, our 
lives are enriched. When we see 
a beautiful sunset we feel like cry- 
ing aloud and praising. We can't 
explain why. Just so when we hear 
good music we are thrilled and our 
better nature gains the ascendency. 
The cares of life seem trivial for the 

time and we think of the higher 
things. The influence of music is so 
far-reaching that it cannot be ex- 
pressed in mere words. 

School curricula that had pre- 
viously neglected musical instruc- 
tion are now requiring it as a regu- 
lar study. Can you imagine what 
an effect that will have on the com- 
munity? Instead of learning the 
songs by note, music will become a 
living thing which the student wiD 
understand. Any one who is pre- 
paring to teach should get a work- 
ing knowledge of it. 

The church is calling for song 
leaders and teachers. The young 
people who are talented along 
musical lines should go to school 
and take a full course in music un- 
til they are prepared to go back 
to teach in the different churches. 
The old time singing school should 
not be discontinued, but rather re- 
vived, and if need be, revised to 
suit the special needs, for, that is 
where the new songs should be 
taught and not in the song service 
preceding the preaching. After such 
training when we sing in the church 
service it will be with the spirit and 

A Christmas Musical will be 
given some time during the week 
before the Christmas vacation. The 
Ladies' Glee Club will render a 
Cantata as an extra number of the 
Lecture Course some time in the 
Spring Term. Both of these will be 
announced later, 

— Jennie Via. 



Had the sons of Sir John of 
Bordeaux all lived up to the legacy 
given them by their honorable 
father, this story might be far less 
animated. In the three sons, with 
respect to their attitude to this 
legacy, are characterized the. three 
types of attitude in general : an- 
tipathy, apathy and sympathy. 

The first is characteristic of 
Saladyne, the eldest, who, in utter 
.disregard for his father's words, is 
inhuman in his treatment of the 
other two, because of his greed for 
all of his father's wealth. He is ex- 
tremely cruel in his treatment of 
Rosader alone. On the other hand, 
his complete change of heart and 
attitude after his banishment is al- 
most too complete to be natural, 
and his reward seems out of keep- 
ing with his former deeds. His re- 
pentance, however, is worthy of a 
gentleman, and is not to be lightly 
passed over. 

The second type is characteristic 
of the second son, Fernandyne, of 
whom little is heard ; save that he 
is a scholar engrossed in his work ; 
and to whom, evidently, his father's 
estate gives little or no concern. 

The third type is representative 
of the youngest son, Rosader, who 
is not only a brave youth, an honest 
brother, an krdent lover, but who is 
also valiant in honor. He is. so to 
say, the counterpart of his father's 
legacy. His sense of justice is keen ; 
his forgiveness approaches the di- 
vine ; and his honor is without 

blemish. Another might have left 
a hungry lion kill so cruel a brother 
without any sense of injustice, but 
Honor told Rosader that, since it 
was his brother and he was able to 
prevent such a scene, his brother 
being unable to defend himself, it 
was his duty to attack the lion and 
save his brother at the risk of his 
own life. When Honor spoke, Ro- 
sader acted. 

His love for Rosalynde was as un- 
feigned as it was constant. His 
description of her beauty and vir- 
tue, while lofty and unreal to an 
ordinary observer, was, no doubt, 
real to his passionate soul. 

Torismond, the unlawful king, 
now does some heartless sowing for 
which he is yet to reap the harvest. 
Rosalynde is banished. Alinda, who 
deems it nobler to be a true, con- 
stant friend than to be obedient to 
a cruel, heartless father, prefers 
banishment with a friend to a cold, 
unfriendly palace. This scene is a 
beautiful type of true friendship; 
and is. in a sense, parallel to the 
love and devotion of Ruth and Na- 

Torismond's later banishment of 
Saladyne, under the guise of 
revenge for his brother's wrongs, 
was after all only a scheme for his 
own selfish aggrandisement. 

Life in the forest of Arden, un- 
natural in itself, reveals some beau- 
tiful traits of character. Rosalynde 
(Ganymede, as a page) although 
clothed in man's attire h^s still the 



heart of a woman, and remains a 
true, virtuous woman to the end. 
She sees and recognizes Rosader, 
but he does not recognize in the 
pretty page the face of his Rosa- 
lynde. With this half misunder- 
standing, the story takes a humor- 
ous turn. Rosalynde in drawing 
from him as many expressions of 
love as possible, in going so far as 
to pretend that she is his Rosa- 
lynde in a mock marriage, and in 
concealing her identity till the day 
of the wedding, reveals her subtlety 
and charm. At the same time, how- 
ever, she is feeding her own pas- 
sion, and she allows her sympathy 
to reach out in helping poor Mon- 
tanus to that which she feels is the 
only balm for a love-sick heart. 
The wonderful agility with which 
she plays all these parts is char- 
acteristic of a keen intellect and of 

unfailing courage. Her esteem for 
her father, her unfeigued love for 
Rosader, her attachment to Aiinda, 
her sympathy for the unfortunate 
Montanus, all these portray a charm 
and grace peculiar to a woman of 
her type and experience. 

But Alinda, who left all for the 
sake of a friend, who showed such 
unselfish interest in the welfare of 
Rosader and Rosalynde, even be- 
fore her own heart was pierced 
Mith Cupid's sly darts, is no less a 
type of noble, virtuous womanhood. 

The wedding day which culmi- 
nates in the unmasking of Rosa- 
lynde and the three marriages, of 
Rosalynde, Alinda and the shep- 
herd, marks the climax of the 
story; and we see honor justly re- 
warded and sin, without repen- 
tance, duly punished. 

— Anna Wolgemuth. 


October! Is it the most beautiful 
month of the year? Opinions differ 
but many people consider it to be. 

The principal thing to attract our 
attention on an ideal October day 
is the beautiful scenery. The leaves 
upon the trees are just beginning to 
turn from green to yellow, crimson, 
and brown. Some of the most beau- 
tiful combinations of colorings are 
painted by nature. The summer 
flowers are commencing to fade but 
the fringed gentian and goldenrod 
are in full bloom. The fields look 
bare after the corn is harvested but 

some of them are just getting green 
with winter wheat and rye. 

After the sun has risen and has 
driven the frost away with its 
bright golden shafts the atmosphere 
has just the amount of cold in it to 
keep one from getting sluggish. 
Over the dark blue sky, snow white 
clouds are drifting at times and at 
other times not a cloud is to be 

The forests are just yielding their 
fruits. Chestnuts are bursting from 
their jagged burs and shellbarks. 
hazelnuts and hickorynuts are 



dropping. The squirrels and birds 
are busy gathering their supply for 
the long winter months. There is 
no other time in the year that a 
greater variety of delicious fruit is 
ready to be gathered. Frost bitten 
persimmons, pears, grapes, paw- 
paws and apples are the most im- 

The work of the people of the 
rural districts consists chiefly of 
gathering the fruits of their hard 
summer's labor. Indeed this is a 
pleasant part of the year's work. 
The housewife is busy early and 
late, canning, preserving, and dry- 
ing fruit and vegetables. Every- 
thing is put in readiness for the win- 
ter. The farmer's work likewise 
consists of storing grain into the 
barns for winter use. Furthermore 

he sows in the fall for the next 
year's crop of wheat and rye. 

October is not only a month of 
work but a month of many sports. 
The small school children are busy 
chasing falling leaves and butter- 
flies when they are not working 
at their studies. The older ones 
play foot ball, tennis, and basket 
ball. They take advantage of the 
cool days by playing hard games 
that could not be played during 
the summer. The men and larger 
boys spend most of their leisure 
hours in gunning and many a happy 
squirrel or rabbit's life comes to an 
abrupt end on account" of this sport. 

From many viewpoints, Oc- 
tober is one of the most delightful 
months of the year. — H. R. 

Religious News 

The value of Christian education 
in all phases of individual and na- 
tional life is widely recognized. 
Some of our greatest educators and 
statesmen have paid tribute to the 
Christian College. They see the 
need of harmonizing the training of 
body, mind, and soul. 

Today, the world is expecting re- 
sults in every kind of work. Each 
man's best effort is the standard. 
As a Christian people our responsi- 
bilitj^ is paramount because we have 
that which the world needs most. 
In the great world program of 
making Christ King, real leadership 
in needed. There are many who 

are now following a vision of an 
evangelized world, but many more 
workers are needed. This deficit 
must be met by the Christian Col- 

The motto of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege is, "Service." Her highest aim 
is to send out workers fully equip- 
ped for the best leadership. Many 
opportunities to develop this power 
are offered to each student apart 
from his regular course of study. 

The two outpost Sunday Schools 
that are conducted near Elizabeth- 
town, afford great opportunities for 
students to become eflScient Sunday 
School teachers. Some have al- 



ready been assigned to classes at 
Newville, several at Stevens Hill, 
and a few in the Elizabethtown 
Sunday School. 

Then, too, the Mid-week and 
Hall Prayer meetings, the Christian 
Workers Meeting, and the Con- 
secration Service on Sunday morn- 
ing not only inspire and strengthen 
the listener, but also afford excel- 
lent training for those who exercise 
in speaking and prayer. Former stu- 
dents, many of whom are leaders 
now, testify of the benefits received 
from these various activities. 

Another means of development 
that no student can afford to miss 
is Mission Study. The work is now 
organized with an encouraging en- 
rollment. One class with Miss 
Ci'outhamel as teacher is studying, 
"The Call of a World Task." Two 
classes are studying, "Christian 
Heroism in Heathen Lands." Miss 
Stauffer teaches one and the other, 
is lead by Miss Schisler. 

Besides these activities, we have 
the Volunteer Mission Band. It is 
composed of students who have de- 
dicated their lives to the Master's 
use. Definite Christian work 
wherever God may lead is the 
Volunteer's aim. Five new mem- 
bers have been added this year. On 
Sunday evening. October thirteen 
the Volunteer Band rendered a 
short program in Music Hall. The 
topics were practical, and the 
thought presented were helpful, 
and applicable to student life. 

On Wednesday evening, October 
the twenty-third Prof. Ober spoke 
to the students at Prayer Meeting. 
His great interest and faith in young 
people, and his strong desire to help 
them to see and to will to do the 
things worth while in life, enabled 
him to speak very affectively. The 
burden of his appeal was a true 
Christian spirit permeate the atmos- 
phere on College Hill thruout the 
year. ' — :S. S. 

School Notes 

Quarantine ! 

Everybody campused ! 

Who is Miss C. B? 

Hurrah ! Four tennis courts are 

Happiness is not the end of life, 
cliaracter is. Wanted — Why more 
tennis balls! 

Has Professor Meyer been wear- 
ing a raincoat and rubbers recently 
as a protection from formalin 

One today is worth two tomor- 
rows. — Benjamin Franklin. 

Miss Wenger's pet phrase seems 
to be "git that." 

Nathan Meyer (at dinner table) 
— These crackers are very brisk, 

Love all. trust a few, do Ma'ong 
to none. 

Wanted— Some one to hold I. W, 
T. down on the basket ball floor. 



Miss F, sprains her fingers at 
V liting and her ankles at playing 

Better a little chiding than a 
deal of heart break. Shakespeare. 

Miss Z. claims that gazing is 
the chief occupation of the blue 
grass region. 

Mr. Zendt's father made a short 
visit here recently. 

Miss Bertha Price returned home 
October the eighteenth to attend 
the funeral of her brother. 

Paul Wenger has reached this 
decision; "The more I study the 
d-jmber I get." 

Will some one please inform Miss 
W that blocks are hard on tennis 

Prof. Schlosser gave us a valu- 
aide talk in chapel on "How to use 
the library." 

'Don't you trouble trouble 
Till trouble troubles you, 

Vou'll only double trouble 
And trouble others too. 

'rirls bev/are of Mr. Graham, the 
?J] day tennis player. Miss Bucher 
i.^ 'ne of his victims. 

iVliss Crouthamel while directing 
an Indian game at the corn roast; 
"Xow the men will be the squaws." 

A man is rich or poor according 
'' what he is, not according to what 
he has. 

Miss Naomi Young upon her re- 
t. :'n home succumbed to an attack 
of the influenza and has been un- 
able to return. 

If any one knows of a barber 
who would like a "get rich quick 
sz'heme," send him to memorial 

Beware of the two promenaders 
and general disturbers; namely, O. 
Z. and C. R. 

Nobody has the Spanish Influen- 
za here as yet but Mr. C. R. had 
the gout until College English was 
over and Miss S. couldn't walk un- 
til the ice cream arrived. 

Miss Ruth Taylor has come here 
to spend a vacation with her par- 
ents until the ciuarantine is lifted 
from the school which she teaches. 

If you ever hear of a horse that 
has strayed or been stolen, be on 
the alert for one with a white spot 
on his forehead. 

Miss Royer (speaking of John 
Milton's works), "II Penseroso was 
about the serious man and L'Al- 
legro, about the bad man. 

Miss Brubaker, "If you were 
playing tennis in Nevada you would 
have to seek shelter rather hurried- 
ly sometimes. Do you know why?" 

Student, "Because of the sand 
which is (sad wiches) piled up 

On account of the quarantine we 
could not be entertained by the 
"Welsh Quartet" as we had antici- 
pated but we expect them to come 
sometime in March. 

Gentleman Student, "Just give 
me time and I will be a preacher." 

Miss Kilhefner. "And then will 
you marry me (perform the cere- 
mony) ?" 

Gentleman Student, "No. I'd 
rather be an old bachelor the rest 
of my life." 

A new hall regulation has been 
adopted Avhich works splendidly. 
All visiting is to be done before 
7:30 p. m., and between 9:30 and 



10 p. m. The two intervening hours 
to be observed strictly as a study 

The student body welcomed Mr. 
Fred Fogelsanger to their number 
recently. We soon learned that hie 
summer vacation has not changed 
his sunny disposition in the least. 

On Sunday, October the twen- 
tieth we were surprised to be treat- 
ed with ice cream. It could not 
have come at a better time than a 
rainy Sunday. 

Mr. B. escaped trouble recently 
by finding out about which "Fogie" 
several of the boys were talking. 
If he doesn't watch out he will find 
himself playing tennis with the 
Avrong one. 

Prof. Harley was apparently ef- 
fected by the "Apple Jack" story 
at the corn roast for after hunting 
all over the office for his spectacles 
he discovered that he was wearing 

Mrs. E. W. Hollopeter of Rock- 
ton, Pennsylvania, informs us by 
letter that her son Mark Hollope- 
ter died at Camp Greenleaf, 
Georgia, on October the thirteenth. 
Mr. Hollopeter was at Camp Green- 
leaf only six weeks when he suc- 
cumbed to an attack of Influenza 
and pneumonia. 

It has been suggested that we 
have a dialogue between Mr. Taylor 
and Prof. Harley to determine 
whether the beans are full of juice 
or the juice is full of beans. 

Miss Shisler is much concerned 
about finding four leaf clovers. 
During a stroll recently she was 
heard to exclaim, "I found a four 
leaf for my Latin, one for my Greek 

but what shall I do for my Ev.z- 

We received a very benificial aiicl 
inspiring talk from Professor Ob&r 
in prayer meeting, October the 
twenty-third. He pointed out es- 
pecially each student's duty to the 
church and school, and their re- 
sponsibility as a representative of 
their home district. 

All the precautions practicable 
are being taken to keep the Epi- 
demic from College Hill. The day 
sudcnis are obliged to board at the 
college; the teachers are allowed to 
go back and forth providing they 
have no sickness in their family and 
disinfected themselves properly. 
Mentholatum and salt mouth 
washes are part of the disinfection 
practiced by all. 

Because of the fact that we are 
not allowed to go off the campus at 
present we notice the beautiful 
works of nature about us and ap- 
preciate them more fully. But al! 
are eager. for a good, long hike. 

A few of our friends chose an 
unlucky time to visit College Hill 
when they chose October the 
twelfth and thirteenth for they 
were given their choice of leaving 
or staying here for an indefinate 
length of time. They decided upon 
the former. Among the unfor- 
tunates were: Misses Hulda Hol- 
singer, Salinda Dohner and Messrs. 
John Shearman, Henry Wenger, and 
Walter Longenecker. We hope they 
will soon try it again with better 

Wednesday evening during the 
week that school was closed on ac- 
count of the quarantine the stu- 



dents were invited to go out on the 
tennis court after supper. One 
court had not yet been cleaned and 
the general impression was that this 
was to be the job. As usual there 
were no slackers, but the social 
committee had an agreeable sur- 
prise for us in the form of a corn 
roast, preceded by Indian Games. 
The glowing embers, the deepening 
twilight and the glimmering stars 
overhead established an exquisite 
setting for the story teller's art and 
vocal melodies. 

All day, October the eighteenth. 
Misses Eberly and Fogelsanger 
were busy collecting money for the 
marsh mallow toast on the campus 
the following evening. We were 
urged by all to attend. The even- 
ing was clear and a large moon was 
coming over the horizon. Professor 
Via built a fire on the base ball dia- 
mond to toast marshmellows while 
games were played. When the 
lires were ready Miss Stauffer 
thought it best for us to come in 
out of the night air, so we, obedient 
children, started for the gym- 
nasium. Here we played games un- 
til it was announced that fires were 
ready in the kitchen to toast our 
our marsh mallows. The kitchen 
was the final scene. Marsh mallows 
and more marsh mallows were 
toasted amid a setting of care free 
jollity while pears were served and 
and pairs slowly dissolved as we 
sang "Good Night Ladies." 

7he first public game of basket 
ball this season was played Wednes- 
day, October the ninth. Many new 
players were in this game altho a 

number had played before. The 
score was as follows: 

Fair Foul Fair Foul 

Taylor, F 17 8 Baum 7 

Zendt, F 2 H. Royer 1 

King, C 2 Reber 4 5 

Wenger, G. .. 1 Meyer. .. .2 

C. Royer, G. H. E. Via 

Total, 66-33. Referee J. F. Gra- 

The second public basket ball 
game this season was held October 
twenty-fifth at 4:20 p. m.. The 
score was as follows: 

Fair Foul Fair Foul 

Zendt, F.. . .4 Reber 5 

Wenger. F..2 Ober 1 

King, C .... Fogelsanger, 3 

Baschore, G. Baum 1 

Raffensperger, G. 1 Royer 

The Bulletin Board 

strew gladness in the paths of men. 
You will not pass this way again. 

Learn patience from the lesson, 
Tho 'the night be drear and long, 

To the darkest sorrow there 
comes a morrow, 
A right to every wrong. 

— J. T. Trowbridge. 
The boy that by Addition grows, 

And suffers no Subtraction, 
Who Multiplies the thing he knows, 

And carries every Fraction, 
Who well Divides his precious time. 

The due proportion giving, 
To sure success, aloft will climb, 

Literest Compound receiving. 



Society Notes 

October's calendar sheet has 
been discarded and November 
schedules the rapidly passing days. 
On this discarded sheet are records 
of commendable society work of 
which we shall give our readers a 

Three general programs were 
given. The attendance at these 
programs was lower than at the 
programs given last month. This 
is due to the quarantine which bars 
the public from our meetings. We 
hope that the friends of the society, 
who live in town and elsewhere 
will attend the public program, af- 
ter the quarantine is lifted. 

The questions debated during 
October were ; 

1. Resolved, That a day in Oc- 
tober may mean more than a day 
in June. Affirmative — Charles Roy- 
er and Esther Kreps. Negative — 
Isaac Taylor and Florence Shenk. 

2. Resolved. That Arperica 
should have been named after Co- 
lumbus rather than in honor of 
Americus Vespucius. 
Nathan Meyer and 
Negative — Raymond 
Minnie Myer. 

3. Symposium, "Which is the 
most important, Liberty, Union or 
Democracy?" This was ably discus- 
sed by Misses Esther Kreps, Ruby 
Oellig, and Fanny Brubaker. 

The following honorary members 
served as judges. For question (1) 
Professor Harley, Messrs. Graham 
and E. Meyer; for question (2) 

Affirmative — 
Sarah Royer. 
Wenger and 

Professor Via, Mrs. Via and Miss 
Crouthamel ; and for the symposium 
(3) Professor Via, Mrs. Via and 
Misses Taylor. Kilhefner and 

A num.ber of instructive and en- 
tertaining readings were likewise 
given : Robin Red Breast, Hannah 
Sherman; The Delights of October's 
Weather, Mary Bixler; Columbus 
in Chains, Maria Myers; The Bald 
Headed Man, Ruth Bucher. Other 
renditions worthy of note were an 
essay. Ideals — Emma Ziegler; an 
Interpretation, Columbia The Gem 
of the Ocean — Ephraim Meyer; a 
recitation, October's Bright Blue 
Weather — Miss Kathryn Zug; an 
original dialogue — Professor Harley 
and Clayton Reber. 

At a private meeting the follow- 
ing officers were elected to serve 
during November: President. Harry 
Reber; Vice President, Daniel 
Baum; Secretary, Maria Myers; 
Critic and Censor, Miss Floy 

Members, friends and all who 
are interested in society work are 
most heartily invited to attend the 
following program in Music Hall. 

Regular Program 

November 8, 1918 

Music, Mixed Quartet; Declama- 
tion, Seeking Promotion, Harvey 
Royer; Recitation, Mary Henning; 
Debate, Resolved, That the Orator 
Wields More Influence That the 



Press. Aiiirmative — Daniel Baum 
and Paul Wengei'. Negative — Hor- 
race Raffensperger and Ethel 
Wenger: Music; Critics Remarks; 

Program Committee. 

R^ W. Sh lesser, 

Hattie Eberly, 

Florence Shenk, 

Nathan Til ever. 

Having missed one ollicer of the 
October organization in our last is- 
sue it appears here. Censor and 
(^i-itic. Miss Edna Brubaker. 

— N. M. 

Lack of space caused us to omit 
the Alumni Notes in the October 

Alumni Notes 

Class of 1918 

The last class that was graduated 
from the College consisted of eleven 
members: one in the College Pre- 
paratory Course, three in the Peda- 
gogical Course, two in the English 
Scientific Course, one in the Ad- 
vanced Commercial Course, and 
four in the Stenographic Course. 

Sara C. Shisler, who was presi- 
dent of this class is back at College 
taking up College studies; Aaron 
Gingrich Edris and Ezra Wenger 
are working on their father's farm ; 
Mary Irene Francis, has enrolled 
as a student at Juniata College ; 
Kathryn E. Leiter, although under 
age for an applicant as teacher in 
the public schools was encouraged 
to take teachers' examination which 
she did, but when last heard from, 
had not accepted a school as teach- 
er : Mary Ethel Rittenhouse is em- 
ployed at the Philadelphia and 
Reading Terminal in Philadelphia ; 
Salinda M. Dohner is working in 
the office of the Hershey Chocolate 
Company, Hershey, Pa.; Marion M. 

Reese, in the office of Klein's 
Chocolate Factory, Elizabethtown ; 
Ella Holsinger, in the office of 
Kreider Shoe Factory, Elizabeth- 
town ; and Anna M. Landis is work- 
ing for her father's Auto-truck and 
Tractor Company, Rheems, Pa. 

Much of the success of Elizabeth- 
town College depends upon the 
character and work of her gradu- 
ates. The alumni association of our 
school now numbers three hun- 
dred. Many of these are engaged 
in business pursuits, some are home- 
makers, others are missionaries, 
college professors, high school 
principals, bank cashiers, or min- 
isters of the gospel. The association 
has representatives in both India and 
China mission fields. The following 
alumni are members of the College 
faculty: J. G. Meyer ('05), R. W. 
Schlosser ('06), H. H. Nye ('12). 
Floy S. Crouthamel ('10), Edna 
Brubaker ('14), Mrs. Jennie Miller 
Via ('09), Ruth Kilhefner ('17), 
Mildred Bonebrake ('17). 



Pwebekah Sheaffer ('13), who is 
in her senior year at Ursinus Col- 
lege, has just recovered from an at- 
tack of Spanish Influenza. 

burg, where Mr. Martin is em- 
ployed as teacher. 

Cradle Roll 

Edgar Diehm ('13) is the proud 
father of a little girl. Mary Jane, 
who opened her eyes to the light of 
this world at the General Hospital 
in Lancaster. Mrs. Diehm and the 
baby are at present staying with 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac 
Hertzler of Elizabethtown. She will 
return with her husband to Royers- 
ford after the close of a series of 
meetings which he is now conduct- 


Married — Francis Olweiler and 
Viola A. Withers some time during 
the summer. These graduates are 
located at Allentown, where they 
are doing light housekeeping and 
where Mr. Olweiler is in the Sani- 
tary Department of the U. S. Am- 
bulance corps. 

Married — Daisy M. Rider and 
Leland H. Haldeman ('10) were 
married in last March. They are at 
house keeping in Alexandria near 
Washington. D. C. Mr. Haldeman is 
Lieutenant and can be at home only 
three days in a week. Daisy works 
part of her time in an office in 
Washington assorting finger-prints 
of the soldier boys. 

Married — Some time last spring. 
C. L. Martin and Grace Moyer. This 
happy couple occupy rooms near 
Me^cersburg Academy at Mercers- 

Khaki Column 

The following are serving under 
the U. S. colors in France : J. Harold 
Engle, Hiram M. Eberly, Paul H. 
Engle. Paul M. Landis, James 
Blaine Ober, W. Scott Smith, Enos 
Frey, Paul C. P. Gronbeck, Paul K. 
Hess. Robert J. Ziegler. About 
twenty are in the training camps 
or cantonments in this country. We 
regret to record in our alumni notes 
the death of Walter Forney Eshle- 
man ('12) which occurred at Camp 
Dix, N. J., on Wednesday, October, 

Just about three weeks ago 
Walter said good-bye to his friends 
in Elizabethtown in his general 
manner, and how little we thought 
that in such a short time the death 
angel would claim him. His parents 
on receiving a telegram stating that 
Walter was critically ill started for 
Camp Dix, but on their arrival they 
found that he had passed away. His 
death was due to the prevalent di- 
sease, Spanish Influenza. His body 
was accompanied to Elizabethtown 
by his comrade, Private Paul 
Heisey, who had entered camp with 
him just a short time ago. 

Extracts taken from letters writter. 
by boys in camp: "I am sure you are 
interested in the fact that our fellovN 
student J. Oram Leiter has lately 
been permanently transferred to 
the Base Hospital here at Camp 
Meade. The total for Elizabeth- 
town working in this hospital now 
is four: namely. Albert L. Reber, 



George S. Weaver, J. Oram Leiter 
and L" — David Markley. 

"I have been in quite a few of the 
quaint villages of this country, and 
I found them just as they are de- 
scribed by novelists and historians. 
Some of the buildings are seven 
hundred years old, and older. The 
people are inclined to be more ro- 
mantic than aggressive, but they 
are happy, and one cannot help ad- 
miring them for the attitude with 
which they accept the privations 
and sacrifices they are called upon 
to make for their country. The 
natural scenery is extremely beau- 
tiful, and one cannot help but be in- 
spired to do great things when he 
walks out into the country to an 
elevation that commands a view of 
the surrounding country. The rivers 
are small but picturesque. They 
turn the water-wheels of many old- 
fashioned mills that have been long 
extinct in the states. And we have 
many times during this warm 
weather taken advantage of their 

refreshing water for a plunge 

Letters are a luxuryover here. Peo- 
ple who are back home don't rea- 
lize the joy their letters bring to 
us." — Blaine Ober. 

In The Service 

Louis Ulrich, "F." Squadron, 
Brooks Field, San Antonia, Texas ; 
Mr. Alfred Eckroth, "Co" Farm, 
Hagerstown. Md. ; Pvt. Joseph 
Harold Engle, 3rd Co. 6th P. O. D., 
1st. prov. Regt., A. E. F. Via N. Y. ; 
Pvt. Walter McAllister, 155 Depot 
Brigade, Camp Lee. Va. ; Grant 
Weaver, Base Hospital, Camp 

Meade, Md.; Lieut. R. W. Howell, 
17th Brigade, Inf. Rep. Comp, 
Camp Lee, Va. ; Pvt. H. M. Eberly, 
Co. D., 304th Engrs., A. E. F. Via 
N. Y.; Mr. C. M. Neff, Manchester, 
N. H.; Paul Engle, Hg. Co., 316 Inf. 
A. E. F. Via N. Y. ; Paul M. Landis, 
Battery T. 76 Reg. F. D., A. E. F. 
Via N. Y. ; Elmer Ruhl, Farm, Ha- 
gerstown, Md. ; Corp. James B. 
Ober, Co. K. 331st Infantry. A. P. 
O. No. 762, A. E. F Via N. Y. ; Paul 
K. Hess, 307 Field Ambulance Co., 
A. E. F. care of B. E. F. ; E. M. 
Crouthamel, Camp Lee, Va., Q. M. 
Detachment; David Markey, Base 
Hospital, Camp Meade, Md. ; 
Robert J. Zeigler. Headquarters Co. 
316 Inf., A. P. O. 771. A. E. F. via 
N. Y. ; Russell L. Royer, Center- 
ville, Md. care of Mrs. H. B. Wil- 
mer; George C. NefF, Ft. Bliss, El 
Paso, Texas, Base Hospital; Joshua 
Reber, Quartermaster Detachment, 
Camp Lee, Va. ; Lieut. A. M. Falk- 
enstein. M. Co., 45 Inf., Camp 
Sheridan, Alabama; Holmes Falk- 
enstein, Walter Reed Hospital Bar- 
rack, Washington, D. C. ; Arthur R. 
Burkhart, American Expeditionary 
Forces, Siberia, care of Depot 
Quartermaster, San Francisco, Cal.; 
Harry D. Royer, Organization Base 
Hospital 62, A. E. F. ; Ira Herr, W. 
Scott Smith, Earl H. Gish, Benj. E. 
Groff, Lineaus B. Earhart, Ira G. 
Myers, Enos Frey, Henry B. Brandt, 
Robert Becker, Paul C. P. Gron- 
beck, Frank S. Wise, J. Oram Lei- 
ter, Brandt Earhart, Walter Landis, 
Clarence Keifer, Edison Brubaker. 
Paul Burkholder, Raymond Gib- 
hart, Clarence Musselman, Samuel 













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Peace on Earth 

We have again reached the end Let us think of the "glory yet to 

of the calendar. It is December, be," May there once more revive in 

the month of cold, of snows, of each bosom the exuberance of 

Christmas. We bring to our circle youth, for the world is young, hope 

of readers the good wishes of the is young, the kingdom of God is in 

holiday season. May Yuletide cheer its prime. "We have seen his star 

be yours. Let us enter into the in the east." "Hark, the herald 

spirit of the time and celebrate with angels sing!" A Merry Christmas 

gladness the birthday of our Lord, to all ! 

and by His grace let it be the birth- And at this particular Christ- 
day of fresh joy and rapturous ex- mastide the words, "peace on 
pectation to the children of men. earth," suggest themselves strongly 


as a theme, now that the nations 
have ceased to war and what we 
hope to be a long era of good will 
is ushered in. When the Prince of 
Peace made his first advent to earth 
it is said there was universal con- 
cord among nations, and when the 
angels sang, "Peace on earth," 
many may have thought that all 
wars were now over. But when the 
beautiful evangel floated earthward 
from heaven's blue nineteen hun- 
dred years ago and fell upon the 
ears of humanity, it fell upon deaf 
ears, as the intervening centuries of 
oppression and bloodshed will testi- 
fy. The Prince of Peace taught 
them concretely how to pursue a 
heavenly career upon earth, and 
lived it out before their eyes, but 
their eyes were holden. 

According to Ussher's chronologj^ 
with the end of the present century 
six thousand years will have elapsed 
since Adam ; and students of the 
prophetic writings expect that then 
the millennium will dawn, when 
swords shall be beaten into plough- 
shares and battle-spears into prun 
ing-hooks. Statesmen, reformer^, 
political economists, and educators 
believe that with the stifling of the 
military monster of central Europe 
the world has already shaken itself 
free, and stands even now in the 
clear and unfailing light of a Chris- 
tian civilization. Those entrusted 
with the framing of a treaty be- 
tv,'een the nations recently at war 
and with the problems of recon- 
struction, are striving, we believe, 
to reorganize the political life of 
Europe without national bias and 
with the one thought of how best 
to promote the brotherhood of man. 

But whatever shall be the suc- 
cess of the effort they at present are 
making, we know that some day the 
peace which is now the daily ex- 
perience of many a heart will be- 
come the heritage of nations and 
races, and that righteousness will 
cover the earth as the waters cover 
the sea. So as the old year again 
draws to its close and the winds of 
winter blow, we seem to recall like 
a happy dream the wonderful 
lines from Tennyson's song, Ring 
out Wild Bells, and we long for the 
time when the wish shall become 
a beautiful reality, and when 
earth's millions shall sing with the 
angels, "Glory to God in the high- 
est, and on earth peace, good will 
to men :" 

Ring out. wild bells, to the wild sky. 

The flying cloud, the frosty light; 

The year is dying in the night; 
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. 

Ring out a slowly-dying cause. 

And ancient forms of party strife ; 

Ring in the nobler modes of life. 
With sweeter manners, purer laws.. 

Ring out old shapes of foul disease. 
Ring out the narrowing lust of 

Ring out the thousand wars of 
Ring in the thousand years of peace. 

Ring in the valiant man and free. 
The larger heart, the kindlier 

hand ; 
Ring out the darkness of the land.. 
Ring in the Christ that is to be. 
— J. Harley. 


Peace Over Earth Again 

Rejoice, O world of troubled men : 

For peace is coming back again — 

Peace to the trenches running red, 

Peace to the hosts of the fleeing 


Peace to the fields where hatred 

Peace to the trodden battle graves. 

"Twill be the peace the Master left 

To hush the world of peace bereft — 

The peace proclaimed in lyrics 

That night the angels broke the 
Again the shell-torn hills will be 
All green with barley to the knee ; 
And little children sport and run 
In lone once more with earth and 

Again in rent and ruined trees 
Young leaves will sound like silver 

And birds now stunned by the 

red uproar 

Will build in happy boughs once 

more ; 

And to the bleak uncounted graves 

The grass will run in silken waves r 

And a great hush will softly fall 

On tortured plain and mountain 


Now wild with cries of battling 

And curses of the fleeing ghosts. 

And men will wonder over it — 
This red upflaming of the pit; 
And they will gather as friends 

and say, 
"Come, let us try the Master's 
Ages we tried the way of swords, 
And earth is weary of hostile hardes. 
Comrades, read out His words 

again : 
They are the only hope for me I 
Love and not hate must come to 

birth ; 
Christ and not Cain must rule the 

— Edwin Markham. 

Our New Business Manager 

During the past summer the em- 
ployment committee succeeded in 
getting Elder L W. Taylor and wife 
to locate at the College. This fills 
a long-felt need of having a man 
and wife in charge of the buildings, 
who live on the grounds. 

The subject of this sketch was 
born on the farm in Lancaster 
County, near New Holland where 
his early life was spent. He at- 
tended the public school as he says. 

"part of terms only" due to the 
many existing duties on the farm. 
At the age of sixteen he left the 
public school and at eighteen 
started to learn a trade. When 
twenty years of age we find him 
turning his steps toward school with 
a strong desire for better prepara- 
tion for the further duties of life- 
Attending a select school at Terre 
Hill. Lancaster County. Pennsyl- 
vania, he prepared to teach. He 



taughl ill the public schools in Earl 
Township the term of 1875-76 af- 
ter which "he turned to his trade. 
This enterprise soon enlarged into 
an important industrial factor in 
his locality. Such success could be 
expected under the management of 
this efficient and genial mechanic. 

Elder Taylor united with the 
Church of the Brethren in 1880 and 
nine years later we tind him elected 
to the office of deacon. After two 
years of service in this office, the 
church called him to the Ministry 
where he has proven himself a high- 
ly efficient servant of his Master 
during more than a quarter of a 
•century. In 1899 he was ordained 
to the Eldership and a bUvSy Elder 
lie has been ever since as will be 
^evidenced by the following facts : 

From the time of his ordination 
lie lias had charge of the Spring 
Grove congregation M'hich office he 
holds at present. For more than 
ten years he was Elder in Charge 
of the Lancaster, Conestoga and 
Ephrata Congregations. For sev- 
eral years he has' presided over the 
■Congregations of Akron and of Lit- 
itz as Elder in Charge. He has been 
an active factor in the work of the 
State District of the Church being 
actively connected at some time or 
other with practically every District 
enterprise. He served for three 
years as District Missionary Secre- 
tary, for twelve years a member of 
the District Mission Board, being 
Secretary of the District Mission 
Board for fifteen years, in which of- 
fice he serves at the present time. 
Since 1904 he has served continual- 
ly as secretary to the Elders Meet- 

ing. He is one of the founders of 
the Brethren Home having served 
for twenty-one years as a Trustee, 
eighteen 3'ears of Avhich he was 
secretary to the Board of Trustees. 
For nine and one half years he 
served as sfcev.'ard of the Brethren 
Home, located near Neffsville. He 
was also one of the originators of 
the children's Aid Society of East- 
ern Pennsylvania, having served as 
District Superintendent of same for 
four years in connection with his 
stewardship of the Home. The neat 
and sanitary condition of these in- 
stitutions has been commented upon 
by many of the numerous and fre- 
tiuent visitors to these places. 

Not only in the State District in 
which Elder Taylor resides is his 
labor knov/n and recognized, but 
for years he has been a leading 
ligure in the work of the Annual 
Conferences. He has been chosen 
tv\'ice as Moderator of the Confer- 
ence which is regarded as the high- 
est office in the Church. He has 
served once as Reading Clerk to the 
Conference. Besides this, he has 
served eight times on the Standing 
Committee. Space does not per- 
mit to speak of the numerous com- 
mittees for District and Annual 
Meetings on which he has served. 
He has been a member of the Edu- 
cational Board of the Church and 
at present is serving as a member 
of the Central Service Committee. 

Elder Taylor brings to his new 
I osirion the training and experience 
of a manv-sided service and this 
coupled with his kindly disposi- ^ 
tion and genial manner qualifies 
him most fullv for the duties of 


Butiiness Manager and Steward of 
the College. Naturally as business 
manager, he is also the acting 
Treasurer ot the College. 

Sister Hettie Taylor, the wife of 
Elder Taylor serves as matron, hav- 
ing charge of the bedding and 
ecjuipment oL" the dormitory and 

dining room. 

We look forward with large ex- 
pectations for the efficient services 
which Brother and Sister Taylor 
will render to the College family 
during their years of sojourn or 
College Hill. 

— H. K. Ober. 

General Foch 

The religion of William Hohen- 
zollern has been one of the active 
topics of the whole war. It has only 
been in his very latest utterances 
that the former German monarch 
has not coupled Gott with himself 
as an equal, an abettor, or per- 
chance a servant. One picture of 
the Kaiser sent out by the watchful 
Boswell, Karl Rosner, showed Wil- 
liam in the act of communion, and 
we are distinctly told that in that 
Belgian church with a waiting 
audience of German officers the 
worshiper never bent the knee. 
There is a strong contrast between 
him and the figure the Los Angeles 
Times draws of his conqueror. Gen. 
Ferdinand Foch — "the Gray Man 
of Christ." "This has been Christ's 
war," says The Times. "Christ on 
one side, and all that stood opposed 
to Christ on the other side. And 
the Generalissimo, in supreme com- 
mand of all the armies that fought 
on the side of Christ, is Christ's 

Lest readers think this a "strange 
statement for a secular newspaper 
■"o make," The Times brings for- 

ward the reminder that "it is thtE 
business of a newspaper^ to get a: 
facts," and "if the facts are of a 
supernal nature, it is still the busi- 
ness of the newspaper to get at 
them and to record them." When 
this was written the full span of 
General Foch's achievement had 
not been covered, but the end was 
then clearly in sight. We read: 

"The deeper we ciuestion as to 
who Foch is, the clearer is the an- 
swer that in every act of his life 
and in every thought of his brain 
he is Christ's man. 

"If you were to ask him, 'Are 
your Christ's man?' he would an- 
swer 'Yes.' 

"It seems to be beyond all shadow 
of doubt that when the hour came 
in which all Christ stood for was to 
either stand or fall. Christ raised 
up a man to lead the hosts that 
battled for him. 

"When the hour came in which 
truth and right, charity, brotherly 
love, justice, and liberty were either 
to triumph or to be blotted out of 
the vv'orld Christ came again upou 
the I'oad to Damascus. 



"Whoever does not realize this 
and see it clearly as a fact, he does 
but blunder stupidly. 

"There will be a crowding com- 
pany of critics when the war is end- 
ed and they will all be filled with 
the ego of their own conclusions. 
They will attempt to explain the 
genius of Foch with maps and 
diagrams. But, while they are do- 
ing so, if you will look for Foch in 
some quiet church, it is there that 
he will be found humbly giving God 
the glory, and absolutely declining 
to attribute it to himself. 

"Can that kind of a man win b 
war? Can a man who is a practical 
soldier be also a practical Chris- 
tian? And is Foch that kind of a 
man? Let us see." 

The secret of where Foch used 
to go for "strength and magical 
power to bring home the marvelous 
victories" was surprized by a Cali- 
fornia boy. It was not published by 
any organ of France, to show the 
world how "religious" its leader 
was : 

"A California boy, serving as a 
soldier in the American Expedition- 
ary Forces in France, has recently 
written a letter to his parents in San 
Bernardino in which he gives, as 
well as any one else could give, the 
answer to the question we ask. 

"This American boy — Evans by 
name — tells of meeting General 
Foch at close range in France. 

"Evans had gone into an old 
church to have a look at it, and as 
he stood there with bared head 
satisfying his respectful curiosity, a 
gray man with the eagles of a gen- 
eral on the collar of his shabby uni- 

form also entered the church. Only 
one orderly accompanied the quiet, 
gray man. No glittering staff of of- 
ficers, no entourage of gold-laced 
aids, were with him ; nobody but 
just the orderly. 

"Evans paid small attention at 
first to the gray man, but was 
curious to see him kneel in the 
church, praying. The minutes 
passed until full three-quarters of 
an houi" had gone by before the 
gray man arose from his knees. 

"Then Evans followed him down 
the street and was surprized to see 
soldiers salute this man in great ex- 
citement, and women and children 
stopping in their tracks with awe- 
struck faces as he passed. 

"It was Foch. And now Evans, 
of San Bernardino, counts the ex- 
perience as the greatest in his life. 
During that three-quarters of an 
hour that the Generalissimo of all 
the Allied armies was on his knees 
in humble supplication m that quiet 
church, 10,000 guns were roaring at 
his word on a hundred hills that 
rocked with death. 

"Millions of armed men crouched 
in trenches or ruched across blood- 
drenched terranes at his command, 
generals, artillery, cavalry, engi- 
neers, tanks, fought and wrought 
across the map of Europe absolutely 
as he commanded them to do, and 
in no other manner, as he went into 
that little church to pray. 

"Nor was it an unusual thing for 
General Foch to do. There is no 
day that he does not do the same 
thing if there be a church that he 
can reach. He never fails to spend 
an hour on his knees every morning 


that he awakes from sleep; and ev- 
ery night it is the same. 

•'Moreover, it is not a new thing- 
with him. He has done it his whole 
life long. 

"If young Evans could have fol- 
lowed the General on to head- 
quarters, where reports were wait- 
ing him and news of victory upon 
victory was piled high before him, 
he would doubtless have seen a 
great gladness on the General's 
face, but he would have seen no 
look of surprize there. 

"Men who do that which Foch 
does have no doubts. When Premier 
Clemenceau, the old Tigar of 
France, stood on the battle-front 
with anxious heart, one look at the 
face of Foch stilled all his fears. He 
returned to Paris with the vision of 
sure and certain victory. 

"The great agnostic statesman 


doubted, but the Gray Man of 
Christ did not doubt. 

"The facts, then, in the case are 
that when the freedom of the world 
hung in the balance the world 
turned to Foch as the one great 
genius who could save it against the 
Hun; and that Foch, who is perhaps 
the greatest soldier the world has 
produced, is, first of all, a Christian. 

"Young Evans, of San Bernard- 
ino, just an e very-day American bo}^ 
from under the shadow of old San 
Gorgonio, spent nearly an hour with 
Foch in an old French church, and 
not even one bayonet wns there to 
keep them apart. 

"They represented the two great 
democracies of the w^orld, but there 
is that old church they represented, 
jointly, a far greater thing — the de- 
mocracy of Christ." 

— Literary Digest. 


Gifts of one who loved me — 
'Twas high time they came; 
When he ceased to love me, 
Time they stopped for shame. 
It is said that the w^orld is in a 
state of bankruptcy, that the world 
owes the world more than the 
world can pay, and ought to go into 
chancery, and be sold. I do not 
think this general insolvency, which 
involves in some sort all the popula- 
tion, to be the reason of the diffi- 
culty experienced at Christmas and 
New Year, and other times, in be- 
stowing gifts; since it is always so 
pleasant to be generous, though 

very vexatious to pay debts. But 
the impediment lies in the choosing. 
If, at any time, it comes into my 
head, that a present is due from me 
to somebody. I am puzzled what to 
give, until the opportunity is gone. 
Flowers and fruits are always fit 
presents; flowers, because they are 
a proud assertion that a ray of 
beauty outvalues all the utilities of 
the world. These gay natures con- 
trast with the somewhat stern 
countenance of ordinary nature; 
they are like music heard out of a 
work-house. Nature does not cocker 
us: we are children, not pets: she is 



not fond : everything is dealt to us 
without fear or favor, after severe 
universal laws. Yet these delicate 
flowers look like the frolic and in- 
terference of love and beauty. Men 
use to tell us that we love flattery, 
even though we are not deceived by 
it, because it shows that we are of 
importance enough to be' courted. 
Something like that pleasure, the 
flowers give us : what am I to whom 
these sweet hints are addressed? 
Fruits are acceptable gifts, be- 
cause they are the flower of com- 
modities, and admit of fantastic 
values being attached to them. If 
a man should send to me to come a 
hundred miles to visit him, and 
should set before me a basket of 
fine summer-fruit, I should think 
there was some proportion between 
the labor and the reward. 

For common gifts, necessity 
makes pertinences and beauty ev- 
ery day, and one is glad when an 
imperative leaves him no option, 
since if the man at the door have no 
shoes, you have not to consider 
whether you could procure him a 
paint box. And as it is always 
pleasing to see a man eat bread, or 
drink water, in the house or out of 
doors, so it is always a great satis- 
faction to supply these first wants. 
Necessity does everything well. In 
our condition of universal depend- 
ence, it seems heroic to let the peti- 
tioner be the judge of his necessity, 
and to give all that is asked, though 
at great inconvenience. If it be a 
fantastic desire, it is better to leave 
to others the office of punishing 
him. I can think of many parts I 
isliould prefer playing to that of the 

Furies. Next to things of necessity, 
the rule for a gift, which one of my 
friends prescribed, is, that we 
might convey to some person that 
which properly belonged to his 
character, and was easily associated 
with him in thought. But our tokens 
of compliment and love are for the 
most part barbarous. Rings and 
other jewels are not gifts, but 
apologies for gifts. The only gift 
is a portion of thyself. Thou must 
bleed for me. Therefore the poet 
brings his poem; the shepherd, his 
lamb; the farmer, corn; the miner, 
a gem; the sailor, coral and shells; 
the painter, his picture ; the girl, a 
handkerchief of her own sewing. 
This is right and pleasing, for it re- 
stores society in so far to its primary 
basis, when a man's biography is 
conveyed in his gift, and 'every's wealth is an index of his 
merit. But it is a cold, lifeless busi- 
ness when you go to the shops to 
buy me something, which does not 
represent your life and talent, but 
a goldsmith's. This is fit for kings, 
and rich men who represent kings, 
and a false state of property, to 
make presents of gold and silver 
stuff's, as a kind of symbolical sin- 
offering, or payment of black-mail. 

The law of benefits is a difficult 
channel, which requires careful 
sailing, or rude boats. It is not the 
office of a man to receive gifts. How 
dare you give them? We wish to 
be self-sustained. We do not quite 
forgive a giver. The hand that feeds 
us is in some danger of being bit- 
ten. We can receive anything from 
love, for that is a way of receiving 
it from ourselves; but not from any 



one who assumes to bestow. We 
sometimes hate the meat which we 
eat. because there seems something- 
of degrading dependence in living 
by it. 
Brother, if Jove to thee a present 

Take heed that from his hands thou 

nothing take. 
We ask the whole. Nothing less will 
content us. We arraign society, if 
it do not give us besides earth, and 
fire, and water, opportunity, love, 
reverence and objects of veneration. 
He is a good man, who can re- 
ceive a gift well. We are either 
glad or sorry at a gift, and both 
emotions are unbecoming. Some 
violence. I think, is done, some 
degradation borne, when I rejoice 
or grieve at a gift. I am sorry when 
my independence is invaded, or 
when a gift comes from such as do 
not know my spirit, and so the act 
is not supported; and if the gift 
pleases me overmuch, then I should 
be ashamed that the donor should 
read my heart, and see that I love 
his commodity and not him. The 
gift, to be true, must be the flowing 
of the giver unto me, correspondent 
to my flowing unto him. When the 
waters are at level, then my goods 
pass to him. and his to me. All his 
are mine, all mine his. I say to him. 
HoAV can you give me this pot of oil. 
or this flagon of wine, when all your 
oil and wine is mine, which belief 
of mine this gift seems to deny? 
Hence the fitness of beautiful, not 
useful things for gifts. This giving 
is flat usurpation, and therefore 
when the beneficiary is ungrateful, 
as all beneficiaries hate all Timons 

not at all considering the value of 
the gift, but looking back to the 
greater store it was taken from, I 
rather sympathize with the bene- 
ficiary, than with the anger of my 
lord Timon. For, the expectation 
of gratitude is mean, and is con 
tinually punished by the total in- 
S'_nsibility of the obliged person. 
It is a great happiness to get off 
without injury and heart-burning^ 
from one who has had the ill luck 
to be served by you. It is a very 
onerous business, this of being 
served, and the debtor naturally 
wishes to give you a slap. A golden 
text for these gentlemen is that 
which I so admire in the Buddhist, 
who never thanks, and who says. 
Do not flatter your benefactors." 

The reason of these discords I 
conceive to be, that there is no com- 
mensurability between a man and 
any gift. You cannAt give anything 
,to a magnanimous person. iVfter" 
you have served him, he at once: 
puts you in debt by his magna- 
nimity. The service a man renders 
his friend is trivial and selfish, com- 
pared with the service he knows his 
friend stood in readiness to yield 
him, alike before he had begun to 
serve his friend, and now also. 
Compared with that good-will I 
bear my friend, the benefit it is in 
my power to render him seems 
small. Besides, our action on each 
other, good as well as evil, is so in- 
cidental and at random, that we 
can seldom hear the acknowledge- 
ments of any person who would 
thank us for a benefit, without some 
shame and humiliation. We can 
rarely strike a direct stroke, but 




must be content with an oblique 
one ; we seldom have the satisfac- 
tion of yielding a direct benefit, 
which is directly received. But 
rectitude scatters favors on every 
side without knowing it, and re- 
ceives with wonder the thanks of 
all people. 

I fear to breathe any treason 
against the majesty of love, which 
is the genius and god of gifts, and 
to whom we must not affect to pre- 
scribe. Let him give kingdoms or 
flower-leaves indifferently. There 
are persons, from whom we always 
expect fairy tokens; let us not cease 
to expect them. This is prerogative, 
and not to be limited bv our mu- 

nicipal rules. For the rest, 1 like to 
see that we cannot be bought and 
sold. The best of hospitality and 
of generosity is also not in the will 
but in fate. I find that I am not 
much to you; you do not need me; 
you do not feel me ; then am I thrust 
out of doors, though you proffer me 
house and lands. No services are 
of any value, but only likeness, 
When I have attempted to join my- 
self to others by services, it proved 
an intellectual trick. — no more. 
They eat your service like apples, 
and leave you out. But love them, 
and they feel you, and delight in 
you all the time. 

— Emerson. 

School Notes 

December already! , 

Christmas is coming ! 

Did you have the Flu? 

The lectures are coming some 
time this year. 

WANTED — A mail man who 
Avill bring mail for every one. 

Ask Miss Shenk who brought her 
to school on Sunday, December 1, 
nineteen eighteen. 

Professor Meyer addressed the 
children's meeting at Lancaster. 
Sunday, December first, nineteen 

WANTED — Some one to teach J. 
G. trigonometry. 

Who has heard Miss Myers play 
that ukelele? 

Mr. King recently bought a new 
record for the victrola. r 

Harvey Rover claims that his 
laught has kept the Flu from him. 
Let us try it. 

Miss Heisey has been unable to 
return to school at present on ac- 
count of having the influenza. 

Where was Mr. Longenecker 
when the lights went out? 

Santa Clause needn't be afraid 
to come down the chimney this 
year. We have a new fireman. 

We have settled down for a good 
term's work again. Now isn't there 
something that could interrupt us! 

Professor Schlosser and family 
visited his wife's parents at their 
home in Akron recentl3^ 

Clayton Reber shot twelve rab- 
bits with eleven shots during the 



WANTED — A frame for the pic- 
ture Miss Eberly has in her posses- 

A new art room. 

A new basket ball. 

A room for Sara Rover. 

A roommate for Ethel Wenger, 

A louder morning call so that all 
"the girls come down for breakfast. 

The greatest offence on the boys 
hall at present seems to be that of 
going to bed before ten o'clock. 

S. Ober seemed to want to get all 
the material he could for the price 
when he ordered his basket ball 
suit. He is now hunting someone 
large enough to wear it. 

We have been greatly grieved 
that the epidemic claimed three of 
our students. They were not sick 
however when they left College 
Kill, but succumbed to the disease 
a: their homes. 

Professor Ober and Professor 
.Aieyer held a Bible Institute at Ann- 
ville. during vacation. Professor 
Xye and Professor Meyer also were 
:>: Welsh Riln during vacation. 

Eighty-five students have en- 
rolled for the winter term and more 
are expected. The boys came to 
the rescue this time and outnum- 
bered the girls. 

Samuel King was head boss and 
bottle washer, during vacation, at 
G. S. Graybill's dairy farm, but if 
you want to know where he went 
on his furlough ask Miss Eberly. 

Professor Schlosser has been 
busy during our vacation. He held 
a meeting at Long Green Valley, 
Md., and made a canvassing trip 
through Lancaster, York and 
Adams counties. He expects to 
hold a series of meetings at Eas^ 
Berlin, during the Christmas vaca- 
tion if the epidemic doesn't inter- 

Professor Harley had one of the 
severest cases of influenza on 
College Hill. He felt a draft and 
the Flu flew in. Under the care- 
ful attention of Dr. Martz. who ad- 
ministered pills, drops and liquids, 
his sickness only lasted two hours. 

— H. R. 

Mr. Zendt's Donation 

Mr. P.. M. Zendt, of Souderton. 
Ta., has proven himself a very help- friend of Elizabethtown College. 
Recently he gave the college a 
conation amounting to fifty dol- 
lars to be used in purchasing the 
latest books in Education and Psy- 
chology for the library. The fol- 
I iwing is a list of books purchased: 
Ross's "Social Psychology," Moore's 
'■"What is Education," Elhvood's 

■'Social Psychology," Ellwood's "An 
Introduction to Social Psychology." 
Dewey's "Psychology," Ebbing- 
haus's "Psychology." Dewey's 
"How We Think." Lange's "Ap- 
perception," Rapeer's "Elementary 
School Subjects," Crozmann's "Ex- 
ceptional Child," Breese's "Psy- 
chology." Colvin's "Introduction to 
High School Teaching." Hall- 
Quest's "Supervised Study." Gor- 



don's "Educational Psychology," 
Angell's "Psychology," Dewey's 
"Creative Intelligence," James' 
"Briefer Course," James' "Talks to 
Teachers," Dewey's "Interest and 
Effort," McMurry's "Elementary 
School Standards," Dewey's Schools 
of Tomorrow," Witmer's "Ana- 
lytical Psychology," Smith's "All 
the People of all the World," 
Dewey's "Democracy and Educa- 
tion," Moll's "Sexual Life of the 
Child," Calvin and Bagley's "Hu- 
man Behavior," Lee's "Play in Edu- 
cation," Patri's "A Great School 
Master in a Great City," Starch's 
"Experiments in Educational Psy- 
chology," Kilpatrick's "Froebel's 
Kindergarten," Curtis' "The Play- 
movement and its Significance," 
Bagley's "Educative Process," 
Home's "Philosophy of Education," 

Terman's "The Measurement of In- 
telligence," McDougall's "Social 
Psychology," Dewey's "My Peda- 
gogical Creed," Whipple's "How to 
Study Effectively," Thorndike's "In- 
dividuality," Monroe's "Educational 
Tests and Measurements," Nors- 
worthy's "Psychology of Child- 
hood," Rugg's "Statistical Methods 
Applied to Education," Terman's 
Experimental Education," Terman's 
Hygiene of the School Child," 
Woodley's "The Profession of 
Teaching," Home's "The Teacher 
as Artist." Tompkin's "School 
Management," Tompkin's "Phi- 
losophy of Teaching," Phelp's 
"Teaching in School and College," 
Freeman's "How Children Learn," 
Terman's "Educational Measure- 
ments." Starch's "Stanford Revision 
Binet Simon Scale." 

Religious News 

There are no religious activities 
to report in this issue because school 
was closed thruout the entire 
month. We feel that we have 
missed much inspiration that is al- 
ways received at the various re- 
ligious meetings, but we do not feel 
that this experience has hindered 
spiritual growth. 

Just as there were times when 
Jesus felt the need of withdrawing 
from the crowd to meet God alone, 
and as there vvere times when He 
strengthened His disciples by taking 
them away from serving men to 
talk to them alone, so there are 
times when He would have us turn 

away from the burdens and cares of 
life to tarry with Him. It is always 
during times when plans and 
dreams are hindered that fellow- 
ship with Jesus is sweetest. It is 
when we take time to be still and 
know that He is God, that we have 
some of our richest and most help- 
ful experiences. We believe that as 
a student body we have been drawn 
closer to God. His goodness seems 
greater, His love stronger, and Hip 
blessings greater than ever before. 
The members of the Volunteer 
Band feel sad because of the death 
of one of their number. Several 
months ago Minnie Good surren- 



vlered all and began to look toward 
ihe foreign field as her future place 
of service. Now God has called her 
to higher service. Her place in the 
ranks is vacant. Is it not a call for 
;tne or more to volunteer to do the 
vork she had planned to do? 

— S. C. S. 

The Annual Bible Institute 

One of the annual occasions that 
brings many of the friends of Eliza- 
oethtown College to College Hill, is 
the Bible Institute. This year it is 
scheduled for January 10-17, 1919 
inclusive. The program as it is 
being arranged will have features 
that should prove very inspiring and 
instructive. The following instruct- 
ors are expected to be present. 

Elder D. J. Lichty, a returned 
.nissionary from India, will give a 
very interesting series of lectures 
on his study and experiences in the 
mission field throughout the entire 

Miss Lydia Taylor, of Mount 
Morris, Illinois, will have two 
periods daily on different phases of 

the "Simple Life." She has a na- 
tional reputation for her excellent 
efforts along Dress Reform and 
standardization of women's dress. 
She speaks in a most interesting 
and instructive manner. Many re- 
member her former visit to Eliza- 

Elder W. S. Long, of Altoona, 
Pa., who has served for many years 
as a city pastor, will be here the 
greater part of the term, giving us 
valuable instructions out of his full 
and large experience in Bible 
Studies. Elder Long has been here 
for several years in succession and 
will be warmly received again as 
on fornier occasions. 

One of our alumni. Elder Nathan 
Martin, who is serving his third 
term as District Sunday School. He 
is expected to conduct several 
periods on "Sunday School Needs 
and Methods." 

Several members of the Faculty 
will also give instruction on dif- 
ferent phases of Bible Study and 
church work. 

Do not forget the date — .January, 
10-17. Bring your friends. 


Whereas our allwise Heavenly 
Father has seen fit to take home to 
Himself our beloved brother and 
lellowstudent, Charles C. Royer, 

Therefore, be it resolved that we. 
the students of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, express our sorrow in the loss 
of one of our number. 

That, we unitedly do extend our 
most sincere sympathy to all that 
are bereft and especially the father 
and mother who in his death are 
bereft of their only child. 

That, since our words can only 
in part express our feelings we 
would tenderlv commend all the 



bereaved to the gentle care of a 
loving Heavenly Father, who is 
able to heal all the brokenhearted 
and all those who are distressed. 

That, a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the family, that they be 
published in "Our College Times.' 
Daniel Baura. 
Letha Royer, 
Martha Oberholtzer. 

Whereas, our allwise Heavenly 
Father has seen fit to take home to 
Himself our beloved sister and fel- 
lowstudent, Minnie Good. 

Therefore be it resolved that we, 
the students of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, express our sorrow in the loss 
of one of our number. 

That we unitedly do extend our 
most sincere sympathy to all thai 
are bereft and especially to the 

That since our words can only in 
part express our feeling we would 
tenderly commend all the bereaved 
to the gentle care of a loving Hea- 
venly Father who is able to heal all 
the brokenhearted and all those 
who are distressed. 

. That a copy of these resolutions 

be sent to the family, that they be 

published in "Our College Times." 

Daniel Baum. 

Letha Royer, 

Martha Oberholtzer. 

Whereas, our allwise Heavenly 
Father has seen fit to take home to 
Himself our beloved sister and fel- 
lowstudent, Barbara Neidigh. 

Therefore, be it resolved that, we 
the students of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, express our sorrow in the loss 
of one of our number. 

That we unitedly do extend oui 
most sincere sympathy to all the 
bereft and especially to the family. 

That since our words can only in 
part express our feeling we would 
tenderly commend all the bereaved 
to the gentle care of a loving Hea- 
venly Father, who is able to heal all 
the brokenhearted and all those 
who are distressed. 

That a copy of these resolutions 

be sent to the family, that they be 

published in "Our College Times." 

Daniel Baum, 

Letha Royer, 

Martha Oberholtzer 

Alumni Notes 

Professor Schlosser's two chil- 
dren, Floy and David, are sick with 
influenza. Galen, the second child, 
has escaped the epidemic thus far. 

Mrs. Leah Sheaffer Glasmire, 
Mus., "07 and Fed., '10, has had a 
severe attack of influenza. Latest 
reports say that she is still very 

weak. Alexander, the oldest boy. 
and Joe. the youngest, also had the 

B. F. Waltz, Fed.. '10 and '14. is 
pastor of the Church of the Breth- 
ren at Elk Lick, Pa. A letter re- 
ceived from him recently, tells us 
that he is now Secretarv of the 



Temperance committee of the West- 
ern District of Pennsylvania. Thi^-- 
circular letter urges the election ol 
Senator William C. Sproul for gov- 
ernor, because he has declared him- 
self in favor of the Prohibition 
Amendment to the U. S. Constitu- 

Some of our graduates, though 
busy with regular, routine work 
about their homes and at theii 
places of employment, take time to 
write to us about their doings oc- 
casionally. An Alumnus enclosed 
in his letter to Professor Ober a 
check for twenty-five dollars which 
is to be used as the management 
may direct; another alumnus se- 
cured a list of ten subscribers for 
"Our College Times," while many 
have sent in lists of five subscribers. 
One sent us five names as sub- 
scribers, and paid the five subscrip- 
tions himself. How gratifying it is 
to have our boys and girls thus 
show in a substantial way their ap- 
preciation of their Alma Mater! 


Ruth Coble, of Elizabethtown 
who was a former student at the 
college was married recently to 
Sergeant Peter R. Kraybill. of 
Rheems, Pa. 

Rhoda E. Miller, '13 and '15 and 
Ephraim M. Hertzler, '16, were 
married at Mechanicsburg, Cumber- 
land County, on Thanksgiving Day 

one of the trustees of the Elizabeth- 
town College. His home was in 
Lancaster, hut interment was made 
in the cemetery in Shrewsbury af- 
ter which services were held in the 
Church of the Brethren at that 

About three weeks ago a tele- 
gram was received at the college, 
saying that Mrs. B. F. Wampler 
died at her home in Bridgewater. 
Virginia. The particulars concern- 
ing her illness have not been 
learned. Mrs. Wampler was a 
teacher in our Music Department 
for six years. Her many .pupils and 
co-workers will learn with regret 
this news of her departure to the 
spirit world. The Faculty extend 
to the bereft family their sincere 


We are sorry to report the recent 
death of Henry C. Keller, son of 

Khaki Column 

Extracts from Letters 
A soldier alumnus in France in a 
letter to his sister here at College 
gives her the following excellent 
advice : 

'T am so pleased that you decided 
to go to Elizabethtown College that 
I hardly know what to say. The 
next thing 1 am worried about is, 
how long are you going to stay. If 
you take only a business course you 
will have .some hard knocks when 
you get out into the world un ac- 
count of a lack of general know- 
ledge. I know it because I ex- 
perienced it myself and often, I 
have censured myself for not stay- 
ing in Elizabethtown at least three 
years longer. You ought to stav at 
least two years and preferably more 
than two vears. 


Why not take up the General 
Preparatory Course? It would do 
you much good. At any rate, think 
it over and let me know what you 
think about it 

I am glad you are learning to 
play tennis. It is an excellent game 
and provides very beneficial ex- 
ercise. It was on College Hill that 
I learned to play tennis. 

Be sure to join Literary Society 
for it provides opportunities for ex- 
cellent training. 

Since my last letter to you I have 
had another promotion, and am 
now the Brigade Sergeant Major. 
I have in my care all the records 
of the Brigade and am aided by 
several clerks and a few orderlies." 
— Elizabeth Myer. 

Library Notes 

During the Fall Term the 
following books were purchased 
for the College Library : Yearbook 
of National Educational Associa- 
tion. Bookkeeping and Account- 

The State Library contributed 
these books to our Library: Upper 
Chitina Valley Alaska, Geographic 
Fables and Formulas, The Casna, 
Nowitna Region Alaska, The Salt 
Creek Oil Field Wyoming, The 
Structural and Ornamental Stones, 
Minn, Spirit Leveling New York, 
Lake Clarke Cent Kuskokwin 
Region Alaska, Mineral Resources 
of Alaska. 

The United States Library sent 
the following books to the Library: 
Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, 
VI, Statues at Large of Pennsyl- 
vania, V 2, Report of Pennsplvania 
State Librarian 1917, Report of De- 
partment of Mines, VI, Report of 
Insurance Commission of Pennsyl- 
vania, Report of State Treasurer of 
Pennsylvania, Report of Board of 

Public, Report of Charities of Penn- 
sylvania, Report of Commissioner of 
Sinking Fund of Pennsylvania, Re- 
port of Water Supply Commission, 
Second Annual Report of Public 
Service Commisison of Pennsyl- 
vania, Report of Department of 
Agriculture, Bureau of Engineering 
Public Service Commission, Report 
of Chief Forest Fire Warden, Re- 
port of Department of Fisheries of 
Pennsylvania, Report of Depart- 
ment of Mines, V 2, Report of State 
Highv/ay Department of Pennsyl- 

The following books were present- 
ed to the College Library by J. Kurtz 
Miller: Hastings, The Great Texts 
of the Bible, (sixteen volumes) ; 
Guldene Meppfel In Milbern Scha- 
len ; Stuart — The Saloon under the 
Search Light, (eight volumes) ; Cy- 
clopedia for Public Speakers, Plum- 
mer; The Gospel of St. John; Kurtz, 
Foundamental Doctrines of Faith; 
White, Studies of Gospel of St. Mat- 
thew; Driver, Isaiah. His Life and 



Times; Brumbaugh, Juniata Bible 
Lectures; Brumbaugh, Juniata Col- 
lege Bulletin; Rideway, Ridgeways 
Religion; Mauro, Life in a Word; 
Commentary on Gospel of St. John, 
Weston. Matthew the Genesis of the 
New Testament ; Fenton, Complete 
Modern English Bible ; Dubose, 
Sateriology of New^ Testament ; 
Stalker, The Two St. Johns' of the 
New Testament; Miller, Devotional 
Hourse with the Bible ; Smith. 
Dictionary of the Bible ; Heckman 
Religious Poetry of Alexander 
Marck ; Myers. Glimpes of Jesus ; 
Garvie, Gospel of St. Matthew; 
Driver, Joel and Amos ; Haines & 
Yaggy, Royal Path of Life; Tarrey, 
What the Bible^ Teaches; Smith. 
System of Christian Theology ; 
Fisher, History of Christian Church ; 
Miller, Gospel by St. Matthew; 
Clow, The Cross in Christian Ex- 
perience ; Selected Quotations on 
War and pease ; Parallel Gospels 
with Reference. 

College Reunion at Midway 

Between the sessions of the Sun- 
day School Missionary Meeting at 

Midway, on July the fourth, an 
Elizabethtown College reunion was 
held. Professor H. K. Ober called 
on various speakers among whom 
were Mr. Glasmire and Misses Edna 
Brubaker and Mary Hershey. He 
then gave opportunity for voluntary 
speakers of which there were a 
number and there was great pres- 
sure when the chairman called for 
a closing word from Professor R. 
W. Schlosser, J. G. Meyer and H. H. 

Undoubtedly each one in the 
large, crowded Midway house re- 
ceived a favorable impression of 
the College on the hill, so dear to 
many of us. Such statements as 
these are representative of the sen- 
timents expressed, "I wish I had, 
realized what an education means 
in time. Now I long for a College 
education," "At Elizabethtown I 
awoke to the meaning of life for the 
first time," "There I met some of 
the friends I esteem most noAv," 
"The practical Christian lives of 
the teachers became my ideals," 
"There I met mj^ Saviour face to 
face," and "Since then I live to 
serve." ' — E. E. B. 












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Editor-in-Chief, Floy Souder Crouthamel 

Associate Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Elizabeth Myer 

Religious News Contributor Sara Shisler 

Society News Contributor Nathan Meyer 

School News Contributor Horace Raffensperger 

Business Manager J. G. Meyer 

Assistant Business Manager H. A. Via 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will have to be discontinued as soon as the time of subscription expires 
as an action of the United States legislature. 

Please renew in time and report any change of address to the business manager. 

Subscription rates fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five subscriptions $2.00 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

The New Year 

If you should consult your diary 
for the record of January 1st you 
would perhaps find that there was 
a dreary sky in the morning, and 
later in the day a pretty steady 
rain. So it proved on College Hill. 
It is well for us that physical con- 
ditions do not make up the sum of 
our experience, nor the weather 
have full sway over our emotions. 
We passed the day here pleasantly 
enough as students and teachers. 

mustered courage to set up a few 
resolutions, and exchanged the 
usual compliments of the season, 
wishes of happiness for the New 
Year, 1919. 

The deep desire to make a success 
of our lives impels us to make reso- 
lutions as the old year dies. But so 
many resolutions have been made 
and broken by ourselves and others 
that we grow heart-sick. Yet 
where, friends, would we be if we 


had never made any? The world is 
the better for every good resolve 
that ever took its origin in the heart 
of mortal man. Resolutions are a 
sign of latent virtue in our natures. 
A good resolution means aspiration, 
a longing to be better, something 
ahead which we hope to attain, 
worthy ambition not quite dead 
within us, some elasticity of nature 
yet remaining. He should be thank- 
ful who finds he can still rouse him- 
self to fresh effort. And who can 
not? There is some good in the 
worst of us. And even the best of 
us find it necessary to turn over a 
new leaf. Hardly can we relinquish 
the old year without a twinge of 
regret ; and we enter the new with 
mingled hope and trepidation. Yet 
the point of time which marks the 
advent of the new year has in itself 
no more significance than any other 
moment. But standing where it 
does, it serves a purpose as useful 
as the milestones along the broad 
highway leading to the distant city, 
each of them giving the weary 
traveler a fresh impulse and an 
earnest of coming joy. 

On the Sunday following Christ- 
mas a world-famous preacher of 
Philadelphia addressed his congre- 
gation on the statement, "I am the 
truth," words gathered from John 
14:6. He told his hearers that as 
they entered upon the year before 
them it would be a great advantage 
to set a goal, or an ideal. Truly, a 
high aim, something fixed in the 
mind and constantly before the 
eyes, a standard with which to com- 
pare our daily acts and by which 
to mark our progress as time goes 
by is like an anchor to steady us and 

like a compass to direct. It makes- 
our up-hill struggle an interesting^ 
exhilarating game, in which no- 
thing is left to chance, but in which 
we are sure to win, provided we let 
no templation swerve us aside. 
Each person will have revealed to 
him from the source of all light the 
ideal he needs, if he craves it; some- 
thing will dawn upon him in his bet- 
ter, thoughtful moments which will 
be the sign-post he was looking for, 
the guiding star of his life. A per- 
fect standard, the highest ideal, 
said the afore-mentioned preacher, 
is the recorded earth-life of Jesus 
Christ, who was the embodiment of 

Better than gold and fame and^ 
power is the vision which lures us 
on, and which if we do but follow 
grows to us ever brighter, clearer, 
grander. And as we press on we 
have the happy consciousness that 
we are gaining ground, step by step 
rising higher, every morning a new 
morning, every day some fresh dis- 
covery, some richer experience, ever- 
exchanging words of encourage- 
ment and cheer with our fellow- 
travelers ever catching glimpses of 
the bright city of light toward 
which we journey, constantly veri- 
fying the promise that we shall have 
an hundred fold in this life and in 
the end eternal glory. 

Who would not go with buoyant 
step to gain that blessed portal 
Which opens to the land we want 
to know ; 
Where shall be satisfied the souL- 
immortal ! 
Who would not go ! 

— Jacob S. Harley. 


Literary Notes 

Meeting of The College Trustees 

On January the second nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, the trustees 
elected by the Southern and Eastern 
Church Districts of Pennsylvania 
convened to take over the work of 
Elizabethtown College. 

The various representatives from 
the Southern were: Brother J. H. 
Keller, Shrewsbury ; Brother J. R. 
Oellig, Waynesboro ; Brother 
Charles Baker, East Berlin ; Brother 
Aaron Baugher, Lineboro. 

The several representatives from 
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
were : Brother L W. Taylor, Eliza- 
bethtown; Brother S. H. Hertzler. 

Elizabethtown; Brother John M, 
Gibble, Elizabethtown ; Brother 
David Kilhefner, Ephrata ; Brother 
H. B. Yoder, Lancaster; Brother E. 
M. Wenger, Fredericksburg. Brother 
Jesse Zeigler's vacant chair was 
filled by Brother A. G. Longenecker 
of Palmyra. 

The following organization was 
effected: President, S. H. Hertzler; 
Vice President, Charles Baker; 
Secretary, A. G. Longenecker; 
Treasurer, L W. Taylor. 

Brother L W. Taylor, Brother 
John H. Keller and Brother John M. 
Gibble constitute the Executive 

Change in the Faculty 

Because of extended work in the 
field in connection with the activi- 
ties of the College it has been found 
necessary to secure the services of 
an additional teacher. The ending 
of the war and the mustering out 
of the men at the training camps 
have enabled the management to 
make a very satisfactory choice. 
They have employed Professor 
Irwin S. Hoffer of Palmyra, Penna. 

Professor Hofi'er was born in Leb- 
anon County, Pa. He attended the 
public schools of his native county 
and began teaching at an early age. 
After teaching four terms in the 
public schools of Lebanon County 
he finished the regular course at 
Millersville State Normal School in 

1911, graduating at the head of a 
class of over a hundred. He was 
employed as teacher of mathemat- 
ics at Millersville for the next three 
years and one summer term. He 
entered Harvard University in the 
fall of 1914. Some of his most im- 
portant work here was done in 
Philsophy and Psychology under 
Professors Hocking, Royce, Muens- 
terberg and other leading American 
philosophers. Professor Hoffer 
completed the requirements for 
graduation in three years and re- 
ceived the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts, "cum laude," in June, 1917. 
He was also honored with mem- 
bership in the Harvard chapter of 
the Phi Delta Kappa. 


In the September following his 
graduation from Harvard he com- 
menced teaching mathematics in 
Horace Mann School for Boys, New 
York city. In connection with these 
teaching duties he took work at 
Teachers' College with special at- 
tention to courses in Educational 
Sociology under Dr. Snedden, In 
April, 1918 he was called to the 
service of his country, and was en- 
gaged in the Department of Mili- 
tary Psychology, under the direc- 
tion of the Surgeon General, U. S. 
A. He was mustered out Decem- 
ber last, and came to Elizabeth- 
town a few weeks later. He will 
teach courses in Mathematics, Latin 
and Education during the balance 
of this school year. 

— Jacob Harley. 

Julia Harlowe's Christmas 

It has been a busy day for Julia 
Hariowe and now, tired and nerv- 
ous, she sat silently reflecting on 
her vigorous efforts of the day 
which, to her tired mind, seemed 
worse than futile. She sat in a little 
rocking-chair near the window, 
peering listlessly out at the bright 
lamp on the corner of the street. At 
the opposite side of the room, near 
the large open hearth, sat her 
mother, reclining in a large, old- 
fashioned, rocker staring vacantly 
into space. Julia turned, studied 
her mother's pale, worn face a mo- 
ment, and then turned impatiently 
to the window again. For a minute 
or two the tears fell like rain, and 

she barely smothered the sobs that 
shook her frame. Then with 
feigned cheeriness she said, "Am 
going upstairs, mother, will soon 
be down." Alone in her own quiet, 
little room, kneeling beside her bed, 
she poured out her heart to One 
who heard, and then knelt for sev- 
eral minutes quietly meditating. It 
would not be so hard, she thought, 
if ours had not been the happiest 
home in all Cliffton last Christmas, 
and now to think of what it will be 
this year ! Christmas only two days 
ahead, and not the slightest sign of 
Christmas cheer — rather every sign 
of gloom and despair. 


The hardest to bear was the 
thought that their own little Bobby 
had so lately departed for the 
"really Christmas" land, where he 
could forever play under the smile 
of the One who makes Christmas 
real. It was to replace, at least in 
part, little Bobby's mirth and prat- 
tle and Christmas joy that Julia 
was so arduously taxed in effort and 
strength during the day, and it was 
this that occupied her thoughts for 
many days previous. 

Then, too, a letter from her fa- 
ther just two days earlier had an- 
nounced that fact that he could not 
possibly return until some time af- 
ter Christmas without hazarding 
the interests of the firm. He added 
that, although he could not be there 
in person, his heart would certainly 
be with the two who would no 
doubt be very lonely. Then in a 
separate note to Julia — Do all you 
can to cheer your disheartened 

All this weighed heavily on Julia, 
who alone had to bear the burden 
of rousing and cheering a despond- 
ent, broken-hearted mother. In her 
efforts to supply the most heartfelt 
need — that of the childish glee and 
prattle, she had overlooked every 
other preparation, and the pantry 
shelves were as empty as could 
easily be without showing signs of 
poverty. The usual tokens of 
Christmas cheer in the large living 
and dining rooms and about the 
doors and windows were as sadly 
lacking as the pastry and cookies. 
All this sense of lack sent a morbid 
chill and a feeling akin to sickness 
over Julia, and it was onlv with su- 

preme effort that she retained her 

Ever since becoming a Christian, 
Julia had tried to commit herself in 
faith to God under all circum- 
stances; but of all trying situations 
this seemed the most trying. How- 
ever, upon retiring that night she 
complacently yielded herself into 
His strong arms, and on the follow- 
ing day was as busy as eager hands 
prompted by a trustful heart could 
well be. She had gone out early in 
the morning in quest of the needed 
holly and tree, and with the aid of 
one of her little neighbors v/ho ac- 
companied her she succeeded in 
bringing them into the house before 
her mother was astir. Throughout 
all the arrangement and work of 
the day, there was ahvays the 
sickening thought that he who en- 
joyed these things most in years 
before would not be there, but al- 
ways something urged her to do her 
best for the sake of her mother. 

The mother, however, showed 
little interest. She knew the fact 
concerning her husband who could 
not be there on Christmas ; but of 
the endeavors of Julia to make up 
for the loss of Bobby she knew 
nothing, except that Julia's silence 
and unusual restraint in answer to- 
iler questions on the preceding daj^ 
had aroused some suspicion. But 
just v/here she had been or what 
she had done Mrs. Harlowe could 
by no means conjecture to her own 
satisfaction. However, with the re- 
vival of Christmas bells and 
wreaths and candles there came a 
dull sense of joy to the heart of 
m_other and daughter. But, alasT 



on the sight of a horn and ball be- 
neath the tree, partially concealed 
behind a spray of holly, placed 
there by her who confidently be- 
lieved that in some way her prayer 
would be answered, all the mother's 
hidden sorrow was suddenly re- 
newed and every effort to remove 
it was in vain. 

The busy day having ended, 
Julia, tired in mind as well as in 
body, sat by the side of her mother 
before the open fire. The conver- 
sation lagged, and the loud tick of 
the old grandfather's clock seemed 
like measured heart-beats of days 
and years gone by, when on Christ- 
mas eve so many hearts beat in 
happy unison. 

Suddenly there was a loud knock 
on the door, and both sprang to 
their feet involuntarily. Julia cau- 
tiously opened the door, and before 
her in the darkness stood a tall man 
holding the hand of a boy so near 
the size and image of their Bobb: 
that for a moment it seemed to h^r 
as if he must have returned to them. 
The man muttered a few words to 
Julia about having found what he 
thought would answer her descrip- 
tion — the boy being an orphan — 
without home or near relatives so 
far as he could learn ; and, pushing 
the boy gently into the room, he 
disappeared. The mother's first im- 
pulse was to shrink away from q 
child who, closely bundled in hi.« 
coat and cap, appeared so much 
like her own lost child. But soon 
Julia and her mother were busy 
■making the little fellow as com- 
fortable as possible, when suddenly 
another rap aroused them. Con- 

cealing the little fellow in a some- 
what darkened corner of the room 
and telling him to remain until told 
to come out, Julia again opened the 
door — somewhat more cautiously — 
and before her stood a man so 
closely muffled in his fur coat and 
cap that no features were recogniz- 
able, and beside him stood a child, 
evidently a girl, somewhat taller 
than the one just admitted. The 
man stepped forward a pace or two, 
and in the dim light which fell upon 
his face Julia, almost over-joyed, 
recognized the face of her father. 
Amid the greetings which followed 
it would have seemed, 'to a casual 
observer at least, as if Bruce Har- 
lowe and his sixteen-year-old 
daughter had at once started to vie 
with each other in expressing their 
joy and gratitude. At the same 
time embracing Julia and her mo- 
ther, the father's quick admiring 
gaze swept the full length of the 
room and back again, and observing 
the many touches of cheer and 
homelikeness he at once exclaimed: 
"Surely, there's no place like home ! 
— especially on Christmas!" These 
last words were uttered with a ten- 
der smile into the face of the mo- 
ther, and with a somewhat firmer, 
and at the same time reasureing, 
grip on the hand of Julia. The 
mother's return greeting to these 
words and smile seemed to find its 
readiest expression in a few hot 
tears, which now, however, seemed 
to fall less from sorrow than from 
real, true joy. 

Having removed his garments 
and those of the little girl, Mr. Har- 
lowe proceeded to tell his story of 



how he had suddenly decided to 
come home upon hearing of a fam- 
ily where both father and mother 
were suddenly killed, and a boy 
being left so near the age of their 
own. But upon arrival, he said, his 
only regret was that the boy had 
already been taken away — where, 
he could not exactly learn. But 
his heart having gone out to the lit- 
tle girl who was the only child left 
he said he hoped to find a place for 
her in each of their hearts. During 
this recital there was a slight 
shuffle in the farther corner of the 
room, when two little eyes peered 
over the back of a large chair a lit- 
tle higher than the head of a five- 
year-old boy, and when a half- 
choked sound escaped the lips of 
one so nearly overwhelmed with 
joy as to be almost unrestrained. 
When the father had finished, a 
conspicuous little cough from the 
farther end of the room made it 
necessary for Julia to approach in 
that direction and reveal her part 
of the surprise. No sooner was the 
boy given the signal to come forth 
when he scurried past everything 
before him, and flew into the arms 
of the little girl, wildly clutching at 
her dress. 

The whole situation had at once 
become so novel and unique that no 
sound except that made by the de- 
lighted children was heard, and 
they who stood by merely stared 
and wondered. Hardly more than 
a few minutes had passed, how- 

ever, until the truth had gradually 
dawned upon the minds of the on- 
lookers; and it would be hard to 
tell which heart, of the five, was 
happiest. Julia was radiant, for 
thus her prayer was doubly ans- 
wered; and, the children having 
been snugly tucked into bed, her 
hands, aided by her father and mo- 
ther, were soon busy bringing out 
all the toys of former years, and 
giving the last touches to the Christ- 
mas decorations. 

So eager were all — the mother 
with a quiet gnawing at her heart 
included — for the dawn of Christ- 
mas morning that sleep refused to 
linger long. All were up bright and 
early, and the first rays of the surt 
pouring over the snow-clad eastern 
hills seemed to forebode "peace on 
earth, good will to men" on an- 
other glad Christmas morning. The 
day passed quickly and joyously on 
the part of the Harlowe household 
— the main-spring of their joy being 
in the thought of making a glad 
Christmas and a future home pos- 
sible to two little orphan children 
who might otherwise have been ut- 
terly cheerless and homeless. And, 
as the sun sank beneath the western 
hills, Julia Harlowe, kneeling in her 
own quiet room, frankly thanked 
God for an answered prayer; and 
silently wondered if, after all. she 
had ever witnessed a day that was 
equally thrilling and joyful. 

— Anna Wolgemuth. 



What New Year Should Mean To An 


What shall this new year mean 
to us? Shall it mean that we are 
going to do less than last year or 
are we aiming higher? Our aims 
should be brighter, yes, consider- 
ably higher for some of us. One of 
the highest aims is to be "four 
square"; that is to develop the 
physical, mental, social and spirit- 
ual sides of our life. 

Perhaps the reason so many of 
us are physical wrecks is because 
we do not take the proper care of 
our bodies. For example; if your 
work should confine you to the 
house and you take no exercise, nor 
walk in the fresh air, can you 
rightly expect to be healthy and 
strong! We should aim to spend 
more time out of doors and to 
breathe the pure fresh air which 
God intended for us, more frequent- 
ly. Then too, perhaps we eat too 
anuch, especially too many luxuries. 
We, as an American people are ac- 
cused of eating too much. Let us 
in this new year do a moderate 
amount of work, sleep in properly 
ventilated rooms, eat a proper 
amount of food, take proper exer- 
cise and thereby improve ourselveg 

Furthemore, many of us allow 
the cares of life to hinder us in the 
development of the mind. We take 
things for granted instead of read- 
ing and studying for ourselves and 
ofttimes when we should be studv- 

ing we are reading a trashy novel 
or cheap book. Let us aim to read 
the best books, those that will help 
us to improve our minds. As stu- 
dents we should aim to make this 
year count much in our class work. 
We should also read the papers to 
know and be able to converse on 
topics of the day. Our mental or 
that life now will count much in 
later life. 

Are we up to the standard social- 
ly or do we complain of having no 
friends? Be a friend and you will 
have friends. Have a smile and a 
hearty "Good morning" for those 
whom you meet. In school is a 
splendid opportunity to develop 
ourselves along social lines. Do you 
cheerfully mingle with your fellow- 
students in the dining room, class 
room and on the halls? At the 
table, are you able to keep up a 
conversation? If not, why not? 
This is a splendid chance to im- 

Last but not least, is the moral 
and spiritual development. Are we 
aiming each day to lift our brother 
to a higher plane or does our ex- 
ample tend to pull down? If we 
see some one make a mistake, do 
not laugh at him as the crowd 
usually does but be a lady or gentle- 
man and offer him the hand of 
friendship and help him overcome 
those errors. Then for the One who 
does so much for us, are we follow- 



ing his example, are we aiming to 
further His cause? Let us begin 
anew and resolve to do more and 
better work for the Master, for un- 
less we develop this side of life we 
amount to very little. 

Let us make this year mean much 
to our physical, mental, social and 
spiritual life and therefore lift hu- 
manity to a higher and nobler plane 
of living. — L. R. 

Thoughts For The Quiet Hour 

"Life is not really made up of big 
days or even big things. Daily life 
is largely a matter of little duties 
and little cares, and most of it has 
to be lived in the valleys. God only 
gives us a hilltop occasionally to re- 
fresh us and strengthen us for a 
long spell of ordinary and perhaps 
dull highroad. In everyday life, the 
hilltops are by no means the most 
useful places. Most of the real hard 
work is done on the level plains, 
where the most frequented roads 
run ; but now and again the traveler 
in the valleys is granted a short re- 
spite when, if he is wise, he will 
climb the nearest hilltop, and look- 
ing back understand more clearly 
the way by which he has just 
come, and looking ahead, get some 
idea of the way which is yet to be 
traversed. " 

"It is only the overflow of our 
lives that does others any good." 
— John Douglas Adam. 

"Humility is willingness to serve 
men, founded upon willingness to 
lean upon God." 

The infallible recipe for happi- 
ness is to do good ; and the infallible 
recipe for doing good is to abide in 
Christ. — Henry Drummond. 

Remember now and always that 

life is no idle dream, but a solemn 
reality based upon eternity and en- 
compassed by eternity. Find out 
your task ; stand to it. 

— Thomas Cariyle. 

"Praying is the best exercise in 
this world to set a man where he- 
belongs. God's plan for the uni- 
verse is, a place for every man, and 
every man in his place, and without 
praying he will not get there." 

"The difference between a life 
without Christ and a life with. 
Christ is the difference between ebb 
and flood, the one is growing 
emptier, the other is growing 

"Too much taken up with our 
work, we may forget our Master: 
it is possible to have the hands' 
full, and the heart empty. Taken 
up with our Master, we cannot for- 
get our work; if the heart is filled 
with His love, how can the hands 
not be active in His service?" 

There are souls in the world who 
have the gift of finding joy in ev- 
erything, and of leaving it behind 
them when they go. Their influence 
is an inevitable gladdening of the 
heart. It seems as if a shadow of 
God's own gift had passed upon 
them. They give light without 



meaning to shine. These bright 
hearts have a great work to do for 
God. — F. W. Faber. 

"Hope is the warp thru which the 
shuttles of the Christian's life 
should pass. We can fill these shut- 
tles with the threads of discontent 
and impatience, and weave a cloud 
so thick and dark that the face of 
our dear Lord is hidden from us, or 
we can fill them with threads of 
praise and thanksgiving, and weave 
a cloud thru which that Face is al- 
ways plainly visible. Which is the 
better way?" 

"We give our best and costliest 
gift to the one we esteem most 
highly. The reason that some peo- 
ple can shamelessly give God the 
scraps that are left is that they for- 
get that it is a great God unto 
w^hom they are making their offer- 
ings. If we constantly saw "the 
Lord, high and lifted up," we should 
never treat Him like a beggar." 

"As Horace Bushnell has put it, 
every man's life is a plan of God. 
If we thoroughly believe that, then 
these lives that are stunted, broken 
and incomplete are simply evi- 
dences of our laziness and unwil- 
lingness to unroll the plan of the 
architect. Every one of us can have 
a perfect, full-orbed, rounded life 
in Jesus Christ, if we will ask God 
to show us, and then act according 
to His plan." — S. C. 

Resolutions of Sympathy 

Whereas, it has pleased God in 
his infinite wisdom to remove from 
her earthly duties to her heavenly 
home our beloved sister and fellow 
volunteer, Minnie Good: 

Be it resolved ; 

First, that we the student Vol- 
unteer Band of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, bowing in humble submission 
to the Divine Will, do hereby ex- 
tend our heartfelt sympathy and en- 
couragement to the family in their 
sad bereavement. 

Second, that since our words are 
insufficient to soothe the sorrowing 
heart we commend the bereaved to 
the gentle care of a loving Heaven- 
ly Father who alone can heal and 
comfort the broken heart. 

Thirdly, that we as a Band of 
Volunteers do cherish in our mem- 
ories the lofty aspirations of our 
sister in dedicating her life to the 
foreign mission cause whenever and 
wherever God should call her. 

Fourthly, that a copy of these 
resolutions be sent to the family, 
and that they be published in "Our 
College Times," and that they be 
spread on the minutes of our Band. 


Lydia Stauffer. 
Sarah H. Royer, 
Ephraim G. Meyer. 

School Notes 

A Happy New^ Year 

Orations ! 
Who is Miss C. B.? 

Basket ball games! 
Everything in motion now. 
Have you made your new year 



Harry Reber says, "There is no 
place like Virginia. 

If Miss Eberly were queen who 
would be "king." 

Latin Teacher — Translate this : 
Forte dux in aro. 

Student — Forty ducks in a row. 

Who will inform Mr. Rhinehart 
how to go to Mt. Gretna by leaving 
at four to get back for supper? 

Miss Lydia Stauffer spent her 
Christmas vacation at her home at 
Arcanum, Ohio. 

Professor J. S. Harley spent 
Christmas with his sisters at Doyles- 
town, Pennsylvania. 

WANTED — More educatioanl 
meetings at Harrisburg by Mr. 

Why did the light bulb drop on 
the boys' hall? Ask Mr. Graham. 

Most of the students who enrolled 
for the winter term have returned 
from their Christmas vacation, and 
some new students have likewise 

Mr. R. — Hi Hymenoptera ! 

Mr. W. — Hello Lepidoptera! 

Mr. Longenecker has proved to 
us that he did not forget how to 
play basket ball. We hope to have 
a game soon with Messrs. T. and L. 
■on opposite sides. 

Now we have a new basket ball 
and are ready for the ladies team 
to make themselves known. 

Miss Gross (seated at piano) — 
Hand me that "Musician," please. 
When it was given to her she ex- 
claimed, "well, but this isn't the 
other one. 

Miss Fogelsanger has returned 
:again with her "sick" brother. 
Mr. Ephraim Meyer was sick a 

few days before vacation but was 
well enough to return after spend- 
ing part of his vacation at home. 

Mr. Ezra Wenger who has been 
home for some time on account of 
illness has returned to work. 

Professor Meyer — I have some- 
thing to oifer to you in place of Col- 
lege Latin in case that will not be 
taught next Semester. 

Miss Shisler — What is that? 

Professor Meyer — Why not take 
a course in Education? 

Miss Shisler — Well, I have so 
much of that already. 

There will be two oratorical con- 
tests held this year. The first or 
Senior contest will be held on Feb- 
ruary the twenty-third. The second 
is the Keystone contest and judging 
by the number of contestants we 
are confident there are many stu- 
dents on College Hill who have not 
succumbed to mental influenza. 

Huck — Yes, I have met your 
wife before. In fact I knew her 
before you married her. 

Puck — Ah! That's where you had 
the advantage of me. I didn't. 

Lecture coming ! Social privi- 
leges ! ! Pop the question quick!!! 
Advice — If at first you don't suc- 
ceed try, try, again. 

Miss Shenk has a vacant period 
at nine twenty. So has Mr. Taylor. 
Miss Shenk leaves the library at ten. 
Ditto Mr. Taylor. 

Professor J. G. Meyer spent De- 
cember thirtieth and thirty-first at 
Harrisburg, attending the meeting 
of the State Educational Associa- 

The happy spirit that naturally 
settles over the student bodv when 



about to ajourn for Christmas va- 
cation was somewhat subdued by 
the death of Professor Schlosser's 
mother. Look for a copy of the 
resolutions published in another de- 

On account of the danger of 
spreading the epidemic the Bible 
institute will not be held this year. 

The entire lecture course has also 
been cancelled. 

Professor Meyer gave an interest- 
ing chapel talk on December the 
twenty-third. He said we should 
be open to receive the knowledge 
that we come in touch with and 
help the other person. 

If the principal elements of a 
rhetorically composed letter were 
unity, coherence and Reber instead 
of unity, coherence and emphasis 
Miss M. M. could have written a 
longer letter in rhetoric class and 
have had one hundred per cent 

Lieutenant Raymond W. Howell, 
former student who was recently 
mustered out of service at Camp 
Lee, paid us a short visit on his way 
home. He gave an excellent talk 
on "Christ in the soldier life" in 
chapel. During his stay a tea party 
was given in his honor by Miss 
Brenisholtz aided by Miss Crout- 
hamel and Miss Brubaker. Profess- 
or Harley and his former fellow 
students completed the company. 
At intervals, between social pleas- 
antries and enlightening conversa- 
tion the victrola and tea table were 
centers of interest. 

Ask any member of the English 
Literature class whether they be- 
lieve that Hamlet really saw his 

father's ghost or heard him speak. 
Evidently they believe some such 
superstition for one of them, in re- 
marking on the literary honors 
showered on Carlyle in his later 
years said, "After his death he was 
offered a burial ground in West- 
minster Abbey but Modestly re- 

Tuesday morning. January the 
seventh Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Martin 
and Mr. Alfred Eckroth attended 
the chapel services. Mr. Eckroth 
has recently been mustered out of 
service from Camp Meade. After 
a few remarks, he promised to give 
us a survey of his experiences at a 
later time. Mr. Martin is at present 
teacher of History and Expression 
at Mercersburg Academy. 

In Mr. Martin's striking oratoric- 
al manner were couched nuggets of 
advice for students. In brief, this 
was the content of his address. If 
I were to live my school life over 
again I would learn to play. I 
would learn to play the things a 
man can play all his life. When 
age comes man needs to find recrea- 
tion in music, in art, in literature, 
in human intercouse and perchance 
in athletics. 

I would also learn to work. I 
would tackle a proposition with all 
my energy and stick till it were 
finished. This is one of the great 
lessons of life. 

Furthermore, I would study my- 
self; I would look into my life, find 
my evil tendencies, and fight them. 
Men and women who do not do this 
will burst like a soap bubble when 
crises come. 

I would also cultivate friendship. 



I would keep my friends in repair. 
Many times we are good only inso- 
far as we rise to the expectation of 
our friends. The most worth while 
possession is the friends we make 
and keep. 

Churchhill King, the President of 
Oberlin College says "Every friend- 
ship is a triple alliance between 
ourselves and God. I would open 
myself to all the influences which 
iDreathe an atmosphere of God. T 
Avould seek him in Nature and 
Men. in Art and Literature, as well 
as in His own perfect Book. 

The night before New Year Miss 
Stauff'er called a meeting of all the 
girls in her room. After all were 
seated on the floor, Indian fashion. 
she said Miss Brubaker would talk 
to us. Miss Brubaker gave us an 
inspiring heart to heart talk con- 
cerning the kind of 'New Year De- 
terminations' the girls should make 
and keep. 

She called for suggestions of 
resolves along each side of the four 
fold life. It was suggested that we 
would all take at least one hour of 
physical exercise in the open air 
daily, take twelve deep breaths 
t-ach day, and sleep eight hours 
every night for our physical im- 
provement. ' 

All that we did not do enough 
visiting and decided that each 
one should make it a point to 
visit every other girl's room, and 
that we should develop a spirit of 
friendliness to all. 

Reading every issue of at leas' 
one magazine thoroughly; i. e. 
making one magazine our own by 
reading every article in it, studying 

poetry, memorizing as much as pos- 
sible, and taking advantage of the 
best of literature which the library 
so amply provides — these were the 
standards set for our mental de- 

A definite period of each day for 
private devotion and reading of 
scripture was suggested as a means 
to deepen our sense of the reality 
of Christian life. 

Miss Brubaker then illustrated 
our being loyal by means of a blue 
square with the letter B in the cen- 
tre — "Be square." Beside the square 
there was a green triangle with a 
white centre symbolizing growth 
and purity in our friendships. Two 
sides of the triangle representing 
two persons joined in friendship by 
Christ who completes the triangle 
This to be our ideal in our friend- 

We were challenged to uphold 
these standards by the following 
quotations : 

"You are the hope of the world." 

You will never have an oppor- 
tunity to develop the art of living 
and the art of living together as in 
school life. 

"Every day that is born into the 
world comes like a burst of music 
and rings itself all the day thru; 
and thou shalt make of it a dance 
a dirge, or a life march, as thou 
wilt." — Carlyle. 

She closed by picturing to us the 
following Christian ideal. 

"Be certain that all you do is 
done with a firm determination to 
excel, that nothing unworthy of the 
Christ in word, deed or thought en- 
ter into your life. Be true to all 



that is highest and noblest in your 
heart and mind and soul, and keep 
ever before you the mark of your 
high calling, and yours will be a 
New Year of triumph, a glorious 
365 days of constant achievement in 
spiritual things." 

After this interesting discussion 
we enjoyed peanuts and home-made 
candy as we chatted informally. 
All declared having enjoyed the 
last evening of the old year very 
much as they hurried to their sev- 
eral rooms. 

"If at first you don't succeed 
try, try again." 

This has been the ideal suggested 
to the members of the faculty by 
Professor Ober, in the task of sell- 
ing tickets for the lecture course of 
the present school year. There has 
been success and lack of success by 
the various teachers, in this project. 

After numerous futile efforts 
Miss F. C. drafted the members of 
her physical culture class into ac- 
tive service. After a brief training 
course in the use of the ammunition 
provided. Spruce and Market 
streets as well as College Avenue 
were raided. 

The reader will note some of the 
sights and sounds noticed by 

Miss L. (huddled in a heap of ob- 
ject despair) "Oh, I am so cold." 
A borrowed muff met part of the 
need but it is feared she may suc- 
cumb to a fatal case of cold feet. 
Could even a sturdy young man 
face nineteen refusals with warm 

Between opening and closing of 
numerous doors there was too lit- 

tle time for Miss Martz's spon- 
taneous humor to take effect. 

Even the forlorn looks and plead- 
ing countenances of the captain and 
her followers were insufficient to 
touch the indifferent. This is the 
tale they tell. 

We mounted the steps. 

We rang the bell, 
We waited and waited, 

Till our hopes all fell. 

Mary didn't know 

If Jane would go. 
We tried once more, 
But met a slammed door. 

We met, we parted, 

Again we started, 
Daylight was gone, 
And still, "not one." 

We shared our defeat. 
We made our retreat. 
Three tickets we sold, 
And the story was told. 

— O. K. 

Resolutions of Sympathy 

Whereas, it pleased God to cali 
from this life Mrs. John W. Schloss- 
er, mother of Professor R. W. 
Schlosser : 

Therefore be it resolved, 
That we the faculty and students 
of Elizabethtown College extend 
our sincerest sympathies to Profess- 
or Schlosser and the rest of the be- 
reaved family in their loss of a 
faithful and loving mother. 



That we commend all of these, 
again so sadly bereaved, to the gen- 
tle care of a loving Heavenly Fathe - 
who is able to heal the broken 
hearted and to comfort those beref c 
of the best friend on earth. 

That a copy of these resolutions 
be given to Professor Schlosser and 
that the rest of the sorrowing fam- 

ily also receive a copy. 

That a copy of these resolutions 
be published in the local papers of 
Schoeneck and in Our College 

J. G. Meyer, 
Nathan G. Meyer, 
Sarah H. Royer. 


New K. L. S. members 19. 

WANTED — A new minute book. 

A committee has been appointed 
to procure a picture of our great 
statesman Woodrow Wilson for our 
society room — Music Hall. 

WANTED — Brave, industrious 
students. Hard work, short hours 
and double pay. See Committee on 
Literary Societies. Do not delay. 

The Committee on Literary So- 
cieties has announced tv/o oratoric- 
al contests. Prizes of eqiial amount 
will be offered in both contests. The 
first prize is ten dollars, the second, 
five dollars, and the third Honor- 
able Mention. The dates of these 
contests will be announced later. 

The music of the Society this 
month, is well worthy of mention. 
Among the musical, nunibers were 
the following: Instrumental Solo. 

March Triumphale, ]\Iiss Eberly; 
Vocal Solo — Send me a Rose From 
Homeland, Miss Eberly; Vocal Solo 
— All Ye Who Seek, Miss Aungst; 
Duet — Song of Praise The Angels 
Sang, Miss H. Eberly and Mr. E. 
Meyer; Girls' Glee Club — Silent 
Night, Holy Night. 

Other numbers that were very 
instructive as well as entertaining 
were as follows : Declamations — 
Roosevelt's Address, Miss Baer; 
Promotion. Mr. Harry Royer ; Stories, 
Ichabod Crane. Miss Martz; The 
Red Death, Prof. Via; Recitation — 
Elder Lamb's Donation. Miss Shank ; 
Readings — Melancholy Days, Miss 
Henning ; A Poor-house Christmas. 
Miss Bonebrake ; Question Box — 
Miss Letha Royer; Oration, Chris- 
tian Education. Mr. Harry Reber; 
Debate — "Resolved, that the orator 
wields more influence than the 



press." This was debated affirma- 
tively by David Baum and Paul 
Wenger; negatively by Horace 
Raffensperger and Ethel Wenger. 

Regular Programs 
January 10, 1919 

Music, Society; Recitation, Mag- 
gie Meyer; Essay — "Outlook for 
1919," Bertha Price; Special Music; 
A New Year's Story, Minerva Ret- 
tew ; Discussion, A. C. Baugher; 
Music ; Pantomime, Tennyson's 
Bugle Song. 

January 17, 1919 

Special Music; Declamation, 

Oliver Zendt; Reading, Mabel 
Frederick; Special Music; De- 
bate — Resolved, that Final Examin- 
ations should be abolished. Af- 
firmative speakers. Miss Alverta 
Wenger and Mr. J. M. Basehore ; 
Negative speakers. Miss Hannah 
Sherman and Mr. Stanley Ober. 

The Keystone Society met in pri- 
vate session January 3, 1919 in 
Music" Hall. The purpose of the 
meeting was the election of officers 
to serve during January. The re- 
sult of the election was as follows: 
President, Nathan Meyer; Vice 
President, Supera Martz ; Secretary, 
Minerva Rettew; Chorister. Hattie 
Eberly; Critic, Professor Jacob 

Alumni Notes 

Mrs. Lydia Buckwalter Heil- 
man's, Bus, '05, address at present 
is, 6247 Samson St., Philadelphia. 

Professor J. G. Meyer spent two 
days last week at Harrisburg at- 
tending the meetings of the State 
Teacher's Association where many 
excellent addresses were delivered. 

Since the death of his mother, 
which occured on Friday, December 
30th, Professor R. W. Schlosser. 
Vice President of the College, has 
had new duties thrust upon him. 
He is the administrator of the estate 
and has employed Attorney M. G. 
Sheaffer of Lancaster, as his advisor 
in this work. 


A number of the members of the 
faculty received invitations to Miss 

Perry's wedding just before Christ- 
mas. The invitations read as fol- 
lows : Mrs. Emma L. Perry requests 
the honor of your presence at the 
marriage of her daughter. Bertha 
to Mr. Arthur Buck on December 
twenty-second, nineteen eighteen, 
at three o'clock. Church of the 
Brethren, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. David Gibble an- 
nounce the marriage of their daugh- 
ter Martha Reber to Mr. Robert L. 
Cocklin on Wednesday, January 
the first nineteen hundred and nine- 
teen at Mechanicsburg, Pennsyl- 

Our College Times extends 
hearty congratulations and good 
wishes to these newly wedded 




The following account of par- 
ticulars relating to the death of 
Henry C. Keller, ('06) were kindly 
sent to us by one of his dear friends : 
Henry C. Keller, died at his resi- 
dence 412 West King St., York, Pa., 
on November 28, (Thanksgiving 
Day) of pneumonia superinduced 
by influenza, aged 31 years, 6 
months and 10 days. 

He became a member of the 
Church of the Brethren in the 
bounds of the Codorus Congrega- 
tion, in York County, Pa., on March 
15, 1903. 

He was graduated from the Busi- 
ness Department of the Elizabeth- 
town College on June 14, 1906. 

On May 29, 1907 he was em- 
ployed by the Shrewsbury Furni- 
ture & Mfg. Co., where by dilligent 
attention he mastered every de- 
partment of the art of furniture 

In March 1913 this Company in- 
stalled a scientific cost system in 
which he took a great interest, be- 
coming an expert cost accountant. 

On January 1, 1918 he accepted 
the position of head book-keeper of 
the Anderson Motor Co., Inc. of 
York, Pa., where he installed a sys- 
tem of costs, having the general 
supervision of all their accounts and 
in a few months was elected to the 
office of Vice President. He was 
frequently commended for the 
neatness of his books. 

On March 27, 1910 he was united 
in matrimony to Miss Annie Gem- 
mill of Shrewsbury, who survives 
him. He is also survived by his 
father, Bro. J. H. Keller, one of the 
trustees of the Elizabethtown Col- 
lege and his sisters, Mrs. L. W. Lei- 
ter, the wife of one of our last 
year's faculty and Miss Gertrude A 
Keller of Washington, D. C, who 
also are members of our Alumni. 

Interment was made in the ceme- 
tery in Shrewsbury on Sunday. 
December 1, after which services 
were held in the Church of the 
Brethren at the same place. Elders 
Joseph A. Long and Daniel Bowser 
of York officiated. 

On December the fourth 1918, 
Brother C. J. Rose, '17, of Klarr, 
Pennsylvania, died of pneumonia, 
having been ill only a very short 
time. Brother B. F. Waltz, '14 and 
Brother Heisey officiated at the 
memorial services held at Rummel, 
December the twenty-nineth. 

The College Times is grieved to 
hear of the death of these men who 
were so well prepared for leader- 
ship and so willing to live a life of 

As we go to press there came the 
sad news of the death of Mrs. H, G. 
Longenecker and Mr. Elmer Min- 
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In the palmy days of phrenology him of being highly developed in 
when the disciples of the Fowler that region of his cranium where is 
brothers were numerous we were located the bump of destructive- 
all conscious of the bumps upon our ness. 

heads and their significance in our The theories of the phrenologists 

characters. If a boy, perchance, are not taken seriously by most peo- 

would enjoy tearing his sister's rag pie at the present time; but the 

doll, or if in his carelessness he different traits of character which 

would damage the furniture about they associate with different por- 

the house, some older member of tions of the skull's surface are real 

zhe home would be likely to accuse enough, and by no means the least 


consequential of them is the one al- 
luded to above, the quality of 
destructiveness. The opposite trait, 
which the professionals who ex- 
amine our heads have also located, 
and which is of far-reaching signi- 
ficance in any one's nature, is con- 
structiveness. The former trait is a 
good example of the kind we should 
repress and restrain, and the latter 
an excellent one to cultivate. 

We remark in the characters of 
certain of our fellow-mortals the 
disposition to be pessimistic, cynic- 
al, misanthropic, iconoclastic — par- 
don the Greek words of length. 
With such people the world is al- 
ways going to the dogs; nobody can 
do a good thing but they see some 
questionable motive in it; projects 
and enterprises are not going to 
succeed ; and they fold a wet blanket 
over every proposition, every for- 
ward movement. They rejoice in 
iniquity but not in the truth. They 
throw a monkey-w^rench into the 
machinery because they do not like 
to see it go. It is an attitude of 
mind which is a great blemish in 
what is in many cases an otherwise 
noble character. 

Would that such might find the 
better way and cultivate the pro- 
pensity to build up and foster, for 
somewhere on the surface of our in- 
telligent heads is the bump of con- 
structiveness. Blessed are they who 
have it largely developed. They 
are the people who like to see the 
machine go, and if they are part of 
an industry, an institution, or an or- 
ganized movement, they can always 
be counted on to labor that nothing 
hinders the smooth and efficient 

operation of the machine. They 
will put oil where they discover 
friction, remove sand from the 
bearings, and repair broken parts 
as quickly as possible, being eager 
to see the machine do its work 
again. They rejoice in progress, 
they are optimistic, they are charit- 
able, they put the best construction 
on people's motives, they have faith 
in humanity, they have a trait of the 
Christ nature. 

Reader, get the right attitude to- 
ward life. Refuse to be convinced 
that the world is not growing bet- 
ter. Give the world the benefit of 
the doubt. Do with your might; 
what your hands find to do, to keep 
things going, and going right. 
When you see some one dis- 
couraged, cheer him up, get him. 
going. Is any one struggling, give 
him a lift, keep him going. Do you 
find yourself working for fame, 
work for love. Are you seeking 
mainly to feather your own nest, tc 
acquire an easy berth, you are 
cramping your soul, you are a 
waster and a hindrance to progress. 

To be in the full sense a con- 
structionist you must be unselfish, 
you must have universal sympathy, 
you must be a builder every day of 
your life. You see, it will make 
you a genius instead of a vandal, a 
benefactor instead of a dead weight 
on society. You will be as broad- 
minded as life and experience are 
broad. You will never suffer yourself 
to become a member of a clique or 
ring to deal crookedly or craftily. 
You will be eager to be set right; 
when in error, for you want to be 
useful, you want to start things, you 


love progress, you love joy and ani- 
mation, you love a clean heart, you 
cannot abide except vi^ith clear and 
transparent motives. Each day of 
your life you will become a greater 

and greater blessing to the world, 
and your career will have been in 
the truest, highest, divinest sense 

— Jacob S. Harlev. 

Literary Notes 


How like the stars are these white, 

nameless faces — 
These far innumerable burning 

This pale procession out of stellar 

This Milky Way of souls! 
Each in its own bright nebulance 

Each face, dear God, a world ! 

I fling my gaze out thro the silent 
night : 
In those far stars, what gardens, 
what high halls, 
Has mortal yearning built for its 
What chasms and what walls? 
What quiet mansions where a soul 

may dwell? 
What heaven and what hell? 

— Hermann Hagedorn. 


To work with zeal and then to stop 

and play; 
To fight unflinching with a time 

to pray; 
To win glad victories and oft to 

fail ; 

To join the care-free laughter, and 

the wail; 
To hear approval that will change 

to scorn ; 
To mend the heart your thoughtless 

word has torn; 
To love and hate, to curse and then 

to kiss — 
And this is life and what a life is 


— Gilmore Stott. 

Pedagogical Department 

This department is undergoing 
changes as will be seen in the ten- 
tative schedule of the revised Peda- 
gogical Course given on the op- 
posite page. Emphasis is laid on the 
])rajtieai and newer phases which 
are coming to be emphasized in 
modern courses of education. Mas- 
tery of the subject-matter is con- 
sidered important but a working 
knowledge of the nature and pos- 
sibilities of the learner are taken to 
be even more essential to successful 

"Magister Johannem Latinem 
docuit." the master taught John 
Latin, is suggestive. The sentence 
brings to memory the fact that 
verbs of teaching take two accusa- 


tives,, one of the person, another of 
the thing. And just as in this sen- 
tence John comes first, so in educa- 
tion the subject-matter is not the 
only factor, but the child is a factor 
also of equal, if not greater im- 
portance, to be reckoned with. The 
child comes into the world, indeed 
comes into the school, with much 
potential and very little actual 
capital. Nature, through heredity, 
has endowed every child with all 
the possibilities and tendencies, 
both good and bad, that he will ever 
have. And many of these inherited 
tendencies develop from relatively 
dormant states and wax into full 
strength at fixed periods. Of these 
original tendencies, many that are 
verj^ desirable throughout life, wane 
away, forever to remain "impotent- 
ly fallow," unless stimulated, exer- 
cised and satisfied by carefully 
chosen situations in the child's en- 
vironment. Given just the right 
touch at the opportune moment, 
thej^e tendencies and possibilities, 
at first but a promise, will spring 
into dynamic abilities and powers. 

Inheritance gives capacity, but 
it remains for education to develop 
it. Education creates no tendency 
or capacity, it can only hope to fos- 
ter and develop what nature, 
through heredity, has transmitted 
as a birthright, from ancestry, near 
and remote. As Thorndike skilfully 
insists, all education may be looked 
upon as a process of effecting cer- 
tain changes among the original 
tendencies and capacitiec of the in- 
dividual. Some of these original 
tendencies and capacities of the in- 
education, to be encouraged, 

strengthened, and rendered more 
certain ; they are to be trained and 
set at work in the great social pro- 
cess of which we are a part. Other 
tendencies are to be checked, sup- 
pressed, or replaced by more de- 
sirable ones. In short, through edu- 
cation the desirable potentialities of 
the child are to be made actual 
powers, and the undesirable ones 
either redirected or entirely elimin- 

All this implies that even the 
born teacher (of course all are 
born) needs to know what situa- 
tions to place before the child so he 
may respond with desirable re- 
sponses. Then, too, even the "born 
teacher" must know how to apply 
the 'laws of learning' in the process 
of modifying and strengthening the 
desirable tendencies, and redirect- 
ing or eliminating the undesirable 

Every teacher must continually 
grow and improve. "If I cease to be- 
come better, I shall soon cease to 
be good," is a suggestive sentiment 
credited to Oliver Cromwell. Im- 
portant as are the teacher's natural 
characteristics and his acquired 
abilities of the past, his present pro- 
fessional life and growth are 
more important. Nothing stimulates 
a healthier growth more ; nothing is 
more inspiring ; nothing makes for 
greater improvement, than a prac- 
tical up-to-date course in education 
on the part of those who have been 
out teaching with a burning desire 
to improve. It appears likely that 
the majority of teachers make no 
gain in efficiency after their third 
year of service and very many do 
not improve after the novelty of the 






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first year has worn off, but I am 
confident that the majority of such 
teachers could teach very much bet- 
ter than they do. "It is my impres- 
sion that the majority of men re- 
main far below their limit of ef- 
ficiency even when it is decidedly in 
their interest to approach it, and 
when they think they are doing the 
best they are capable of." This 
statement of Thorndike ought to 
cause all of us to think. Let me 
urge those who are out teaching to 
study our revised course in educa- 
tion and decide to spend at least a 
year or two in further preparation. 

It will now be possible to com- 
plete the Pd.B. Course without 
meeting any language requirements 
which may be especially desirable 
on the part of those planning to 
teach in the grades or in the un- 
graded public schools. DON'T 
TEACHER. Get renewed inspira- 
tion and the latest point of view in 
education. You will earn more in 
the long run, enjoy it better and do 
more important service. The Peda- 
gogical Department offers special 
weekly night courses and there will 
also be special courses for teachers 
in the Spring Term. A careful study 
of the accompanying tentative 
schedule will give the reader an 
idea of some of the new courses of- 
fered in this department. 

We are hopeful of being able to 
get state recognition in the near fu- 
ture. The dream that appeared in 
the College Times a few years ago 
is coming true. Professor Schlos- 
ser is out in the interests of the four 
hundred thousand dollar campaign 

and his last report is very encourag- 
ing. It is remarkable how the 
church of the Brethren is coming to 
the support of the cause of Eliza- 
bethtown College. To raise the 
amount required by the state will 
mean hard work but there is no 
doubt in my mind as to what the 
outcome will be. And there is no 
department going to profit more 
than the Pedagogical will when 
Elizabethtown College will be fully 
standardized. The aim now is to 
raise all this amount by October 1, 
1919. With the bright prospects of 
a successful completion of this cam- 
paign it will be especially worth 
while, for those desiring to better 
prepare for the work of teaching, 
to plan to enter Elizabethtown Col- 
lege as soon as possible. DON'T 

— J. G. Meyer. 

The Measurement of Intelligence 

The following article is a brief 
resume of the work in this particu- 
lar field of educational endeavor. 
Professor Hoffer was himself as- 
sociated with the work in military 
psychology at Camp Wheeler, Ga., 
under the direction of the Surgeon 
General, U. S. A.— Ed. 

Educational tests have always 
been a part of the teacher's equip- 
ment. They measure results. They 
are used in every subject in the cur- 
riculum, whether to determine the 
pupil's knowledge of a topic, a les- 


son, an entire subject, or the ma- 
terial covering a definite period of 
time. But, such tests are always 
subjective; the standard required 
depends wholly upon the person 
giving the test. Thus we have as 
many standards as there are ex- 
aminers,, and what one teacher 
calls mediocre another may con- 
sider to be quite proficient. 

Within recent years, however, 
considerable work has been done 
toward the production and de- 
velopment of objective tests for use 
in the various school subjects. The 
proficiency of the pupil in any one 
subject is now to be determined by 
comparison with a definitely set ob- 
jective standard, perhaps a v^^riting 
scale, a series of problems in arith- 
metic, etc. All pupils get the same 
test, administered under the same 
conditions, as far as possible. Ex- 
amples of such tests, presenting ob- 
jective standards, are the Rice Tests 
in Spelling, the Thorndike Hand- 
writing Scale, and the Courtis Tests 
in Arithmetic. 

At the same time, however, there 
has been developed another type of 
mental test, which does not measure 
ability in any prescribed study, 
but aims to show the general 
level of intelligence, regardless of 
home training or school education. 
Here is an important factor, the 
general level of intelligence, which 
is often omitted, when teachers at- 
tempt to explain their success or 
failure in teaching some children. 
It has been shown by statistics, 
gathered in hundreds of cities, that 
from one-third to one-half of the 
children in the public schools fail to 

advance at the expected rate. Of 
these, from ten to fifteen per cent, 
are retarded two years or more, and 
from five to eight per cent, are re- 
tarded at least three years. School 
men have become alarmed at such 
a situation and have attempted to 
remedy it by individualizing in- 
struction, by improved methods of 
promotion, by attention to the 
health of the child, by improved ad- 
ministration, etc. Doubtless much 
improvement in the situation has 
been accomplished by such meas- 
ures; but, if uniform improvement 
is expected to result from the ap- 
plication of such remedies, the fal- 
lar-ious assumption is made that all 
children are equally capable. 

It has been shown, where intel- 
ligence tests have been used, that 
not far from two per cent in each 
grade are below normal in general 
mental ability. We find, however, 
not two well-defined classes of 
individuals, but a gradation of 
ability from the supernormal to the 
lowest grade of feeble-mindedness. 
Intelligence tests have been particu- 
larly useful in discovering feeble- 
minded individuals. They have en- 
larged the concept of the term 
"feeblemindedness" by discovering 
individuals whose mental age is 
somewhere between seven and 
twelve years, and who formerly 
were considered quite normal. In 
the second place, these tests have 
served as a guide in the training of 
subnormal individuals, for the same 
procedure would not be followed 
with an individual seven years old 
mentally as with one whose mental 
age is twelve years. 



The intelligence tests now in use 
are the result of years of painstak- 
ing effort and extended research by 
psychologists and educators. The 
most signal achievement in this di- 
rection was that attained by Dr. Al- 
fred Binet, a French psychologist. 
Wherein his work was so marked 
an improvement over that of his 
colleagues and predecessors was 
that he introduced the idea of age 
standards. Formerly, individuals 
examined were simply classified as 
very bright, bright, fair, dull, very 
dull, or according to some such 
scheme of ranking. Professor 
Binet conceived the idea of classify- 
ing those examined according to 
mental ages and devised his tests 

The tests were arranged and or- 
ganized in the following manner. 
Prof. Binet arranged in order of 
difficulty a number of tests. Then 
he selected two hundred normal 
children from three to fifteen years 
of age and gave the tests to all. If 
a test was passed by from 65 per 
cent to 75 per cent of the children 
of a certain chronological age it 
was put into the mental age group 
for that year. In this way he se- 
cured a list of five tests for each 
year from three years to sixteen 
years. The main characteristics of 
these tests were : First, the use of 
age standards; second, the kind of 
mental functions tested. The tests 
are intended to show differences in 
memory, differences in reasoning 
power, the ability to compare, 
power of comprehension, time as- 
sociation, etc. Third, the tests meas- 
ure "general intelligence," not the 

several mental faculties. The men- 
tal life cannot thus be separated in- 
to parts, for when one Avould test 
attention, memory is present; or 
sense discrimination, association is 
present, etc. 

Prof. Binet died in 1911. Un- 
doubtedly, he had hoped to improve 
the scale by further study and re- 
search. This improvement or re- 
vision has been undertaken by vari- 
ous persons. The most noted re- 
vision, on this side of the Atlantic, 
is that made under the direction of 
Dr. Lewis Terman, of Leland Stan- 
ford, Jr. University; it is known as 
the Standard Revision and Exten- 
sion of the Binet-Simon Intelligence 
Scale. The criticism was made that, 
in the Binet Scale, there was a 
dearth of tests at the higher level, 
i. e., not enough tests to distinguish 
the fifteen-year-old from the six- 
teen-year-old mentally, for ex- 
ample ; that the procedure in some 
cases was inadequately defined, 
thus causing different examiners to 
interpret instructions differently — a 
fact tending to depreciate the com- 
parative value of the results gotten 
by different examiners ; that some 
tests were misplaced — were either 
too high or too low in the scale. The 
revision was made upon the study 
of 2,300 cases, consisting of 1,700 
normal children, 200 defectives and 
superiors, and more than 400 
adults. From the results gotten by 
testing these cases the desired cor- 
rections were made. The idea of 
credit for partially correct answers 
was also introduced in that some 
tests are used in two different years, 
the type of response determining 
the year to which credit shall be as- 



signed. A complete description of 
the development of the tests, their 
value, and instructions for use are 
given in a volume by Dr. Terman, 
called "The Measurement of Intelli- 

Revision of the Binet Scale was 
also undertaken from quite a dif- 
ferent angle. Prof. R. M. Yerkes, 
formerly of Harvard University, of- 
fered the following criticisms. He 
pointed out that the age-grade 
method is not the best because it is 
based upon the following assump- 
tions, which cannot be proven; 
First, the mental development of all 
normal individuals proceeds at simi- 
lar stages; second, the correlation 
between mental functions is the 
same for all individuals at a given 
stage; third, each stage of mental 
life corresponds to a certain physic- 
al age. As to the first of these as- 
sumptions, it has been shown that 
normal children vary as much as 
six or seven years from the set 
standard, so that such . variation 
cannot be considered anomalous; 
the second assumption would say 
that the memory ability, for ex- 
ample, of all seven-year-old chil- 
dren is the same ; the third assump- 
tion cannot be maintained because 
certain sociological and environ- 
mental factors produce different 
mental development for different 
groups. This fault could be obvi- 
ated by "setting" the scale differ- 
ently for different local groups, but 
the difficulty lies in the fact that, in 
this country, most local groups are 
not homogeneous. 

Prof. Yerkes also criticized the 
principle of grading used by Binet. 

In the Binet Scale, as devised, 
the child gets credit for a test if he 
just passes it, regardless of whether 
or not he does much better than 
merely pass it. Furthermore, if he 
just fails, he gets no credit at all. 
So, in revising the scale. Prof. 
Yerkes, assisted by J. W. Bridges 
and others, took twenty of the Binet 
tests, to which they assigned a value 
of 100 points. These tests were ar- 
ranged roughly in ascending order 
of difficulty. As the Binet tests, so 
they test a comprehensive range of 
mental functions. One new char- 
acteristic was the assignment of 
partial credit for the easier phases 
of execution of a complex test. For 
example, in one of the tests, the in- 
dividual is shown three pictures, in 
succession, and is asked to tell what 
each is about. Credit is assigned to 
the reply as it consists of enumera- 
tion, description, or interpretation. 
Another important characteristic of 
this scale was the recognition of the 
effect of sociological and race fac- 
tors, thus establishing group norms. 
In a test of 26 boys and 28 girls be- 
longing to two groups, a favored 
and an unfavored group, it was 
shown that the favored group 
averaged 20 per cent higher than 
the unfavored group. A recogni- 
tion of these factors insures a fairer 
test. The total score, then, in this 
scale is expressed by a number of 
points rather than by a mental age. 
and a certain, definite number of 
points can be taken as the norm for 
a certain class. A description of 
this scale, with directions for use, 
is given in "A Point Scale for 
Measuring Mental Ability," by 
Yerkes, Bridges and Hardwick. 



These tests, described above. 
were designed for use with school 
children, but they have been used 
also in testing the mentally de- 
ficient in institutions for such in- 
dividuals, in juvenile court cases, 
etc. Prof. Yerkes, however, was at 
work upon a point scale for normal 
adults. About this time our country 
entered the European War. Psy- 
chologists of this country felt that 
mental tests could be used to good 
advantage in the army, so, after 
some introductory experiments at 
four military camps, they were en- 
abled to submit a favorable report 
to the War Department. Conse- 
quently, the work was organized in 
some of the camps and later au- 
thorized to be extended to all the 
camps. Men with special ability 
along psychological lines were 
given special training in military 
psychology at Camp Greenleaf, Ft. 
Oglethorpe, Ga., and were then as- 
signed to the various camps to as- 
sist in examining recruits. 

One can readily see, however, 
that it would have been next to im- 
possible to examine each man 
separately, as is intended in the 
Stanford Binet and the Yerkes Point 
Scale Examinations. A group ex- 
amination was, therefore, de- 
veloped, by means of which as 
many as three hundred or more 
could be examined at one sitting. 
It was found, however, that this test 
was inadequate because the direc- 
tions could not be understood by 
foreigners ignorant of the English 
language and by native illiterates. 
Another group test was then de- 
vised for such individuals, in which 

directions could be given by demon- 
strations by use of a blackboard and 
gestures, and in which the answers 
could be indicated by pencil marks 
not involving the use of written 
language. From the results of these 
two examinations the men were 
graded A, B, C+, C, C-, D, D-. These 
making "D-" were given a special 
individual examination adapted 
from either of the two individual 
examinations described above or 
based upon a performance examin- 
ation especially designed for use in 
the army with illiterates and 
foreigners. The recommendations 
made in these individual cases were 
based not alone upon the result of 
the mental examination but also 
upon such additional factors as per- 
sonal and family disease history, so- 
cial and environmental conditions, 
nervous conditions, etc. 

Upon the basis of all the ex- 
aminations, men were recommend- 
ed for regular service, for special 
organizations or development bat- 
talions, or for rejection. Men whose 
mental ability was slightly inferior 
were recommended to development 
battalions or to labor organizations 
where quick and accurate responses 
and an average grade of mental 
ability were not required. Men of 
marked inferior mental ability were 
recommended for discharge or re- 

In the Official U. S. Bulletin for 
December 11, 1918, the War De- 
partment stated that more than 
26 per cent of the enlisted men were 
considered of average intelligence 
and, of these, 11 per cent had the 
superior intelligence required for 
officers. Of the officers examined, 



S3 per cent were shown to be of 
superior intelligence. Less than 214 
per cent of the men recruited under 
the selective service law were found 
to be unfit mentally for general mil- 
itary service and less than one-half 
of one per cent were so deficient as 
to be recommended for discharge. 
About 1,500,000 men had been ex- 
amined up to November 1, 1918. 

In this same report, the specific 
purposes of these tests are given to 
be; "To aid in the discovery of men 
vhose superior intelligence sug- 
gested their consideration for ad- 
vancement; in the prompt selection 
and assignment to development bat- 
talions of men who were so inferior 
mentally that they were suited only 
for selected assignments; in form- 
ing organizations of superior mental 
strength where such superiority was 
demanded by the nature of the 
work to be performed ; in selecting 
suitable men for various Army 
duties or for special training in col- 
}eges or technical schools; in the 
early formation of training groups 
^*ithin the regiment or battery, in 
order that each man could receive 
instruction and drill according to 
liis ability to profit thereby; in the 
early recognition of the mentally 
slow as contrasted with the stub- 
born or disobedient ; and in the dis- 
covery of m.en whose low-grade in- 
telligence rendered them either a 
burden or a menace to the service." 

It should be noted that not all 
men in development battalions were 
mentally inferior ; men were sent 
there for other reasons as well 
— physical defect, for example. 
Furthermore, it can readily be seen 
ihat uniformity of general ability in 

a regiment was greatly to be de- 
sired. If the regiment was to be 
trained as a unit and its companies 
varied within a wide range in the 
general intellectual ability of the 
men, one can easily see what lack 
of uniformity in results would en- 
sue. Also, the ability to pick out the 
man whom no amount of training 
could develop into an efficient sol- 
dier was a saving of time, effort, and 
expense. The psychologists did not 
claim that their tests told all there 
was to tell about a man's value to 
the service. The tests measured 
mental ability, a very important 
factor in the determination of gen- 
eral ability, but they did not at- 
tempt or claim to measure such 
other valuable traits as loyalty, en- 
durance, bravery, personality, 
leadership, the power to command, 

In conclusion, let us ask what 
value these tests may have for the 
cause of education. Several things 
can be claimed. In the first place, 
the testing of the intelligence of 
normal adults was in its incipience 
at the outbreak of the war. The 
training of men in the camps 
brought together large groups of 
men and thus presented oppor- 
tunities for examining which could 
not very easily have been gotten 
otherwise. The results thus reached 
would have required years of pains- 
taking work and research under 
normal conditions. So, it may be 
claimed that an enormous amount 
of time has been saved in the ad- 
vancement of this type of educa- 
tional work. 

In the second place, statistics 
prove that the results obtained have 



scientific value. The distributions 
made and the averages for various 
groups show a rank in ability which 
one logically expects. Hence, intel- 
ligence tests may be devised for nor- 
mal adults which are reliable and 
which can be applied to groups in- 
stead of to individuals only. 

And, if such tests have been de- 
vised for adults in the army, similar 
tests may be devised for groups of 
school children, or even for adult 
students. Application of tests like 
these to the student bodies in high 
schools, normal schools and colleges 
would most likely throw consider- 
able light on the problems of in- 
tellectual improvement and disci- 
pline which so often perplex the 
teacher or school authorities. 

Again, if a man's general ability 
is a function of his mental ability, 
a test of general intelligence, de- 
vised according to requirements, 
would prove of inestimable value in 
hiring laborers or employees in the 
trades, industries, or vocations. The 
present trend toward vocational 
education, too, would receive an 
added stimulus in the use of these 

The initial impulse which this 
work has received is great, but, 
doubtless, new results will soon be 
worked out in many fields. When 
the Surgeon General's Office is 
ready to publish the statistics on 
this work in the army, we feel con- 
fident that those who desire some 
educational instrument in the na- 
ture of an adult mental test will 
find in such a report results which 
will justify their most sanguine de- 

— Irwin S. Hoffer. 

The Substitute 

"Oh, thank you, girls. This fine 
big morning and these pretty posies 
make me glad I'm living," said 
Betty." Will you sit down awhile? 
I like to talk with girls, especially 
about their dreams and hopes for 
life. Isn't it wonderful to be a girl 
these days and to have your life 
before you? Some folks think I'm 
useless, but girls, I'm sure there is 
something in the world for me to 

The girls quietly sat down around 
the wheel chair in which poor Bet- 
ty, the cripple was sitting. They 
didn't notice her old clothes, pale 
face, or helpless — limb. They ever 
no longer remembered the sign, 
"Children's Home" above them 
Betty's soft brown eyes, beaming- 
face, and charming voice impressed 
them as never before. 

"Betty, I wish you could go to 
school too," said Charlotte. Its so 
nice to live among so many boys and 

Betty's eyes fell as she answered, 
"Yes, that has always been my 
dream. But I do spend most of my 
time in reading and studying now, 
so I'll have a good start when I go 
to College. Girls, I feel without a 
doubt that sometime I can go, and 
besides — that there is some medical 
treatment that will help me. Those 
hills are calling me and I must 

Three girls left that place, still 
Edith Gilberts, Charlotte Williams, 
and Molly Smith by name, but ac- 
tually quite diflPerent girls. Life was 
more pleasant because they had 
visions of a great future. 



Ten years after this, the circula- 
tion of a magazine was greatly in- 
creased because of a series of ar- 
ticles written by a new contributor. 
This was the editor's introduction of 
the author: "Our new contributor is 
Miss Elizabeth Denton who has 
achieved her literay skill thru her 
own efforts, because she was deter- 
'iiined to rise above misfortune." 

One afternoon as Mrs. Molly 
Smith, the mistress of a mansion in 
Koxbury, was sitting in her study 
and thinking what to do to idle 
away her time, a servant entered 
with two letters and a magazine. 

"Good, this is Edith's hand writ- 
ing. And she has given up her good 
home to become a Red Cross Nurse ! 
How foolish! When the whole' let- 
ter was read, she threw it into her 
lap and soliloquized something like 
this; "Edith surely is happy. There 
is no doubt about that. How could 

she . There must be something 

in helping others." 

She forgot her other letter for a 
little while but upon recalling it. 
she quickly opened it and read : "O 
Molly, you should be here at the Y. 
W. C. A. Conference. It's simply 
wonderful. But I should first of all 
have told you that I've decided to 
spend all my time at this work. I'm 
here for inspiration." 

"I never thought that Charlotte 
would give up her good job and aV 

io^ . well I'm glad she's happy. 

It seems anyhow that they have 
something I don't have," thought 

The next thing was the new maga- 
zine, and the veiy first to attract 
her attention was the editor's intro- 

duction of the new contributor. Of 
course it did not take long until she 
read her article too. She decided 
that this girl was a cripple whom 
some one had educated, and the re- 
sult seeemd so very remarkable. 
Somehow she had such a strong 
feeling. It must have been her bet- 
ter self struggling against her real 
self, because she soon sat up in an 
attitude of determination. Many 
times she had spoken to her friends 
about charming Betty, and had ex- 
pressed grief over her condition. 
Now she was ready to speak thru 
actions. The sparkle in her eyes told 
the secret. But it was too good to 
tell only with the eyes. In her great 
glee she exclaimed, "I'll find Betty 
and educate her with some of the 
money that I can do without." 

The prospect looked bright until 
the Manager of the Children's 
Home answered her letter and said 
that Betty was no longer there. She 
had left several months before and 
they had heard nothing about her 
since that time. For a short time 
many thoughts passed through her 
mind, "But maybe Elizabeth Den- 
ton hasn't gone to College after 
all," thought Molly. Again she 
picked up the magazine and looked 
at the introduction, "Why yes, the 
editor says 'thru her own efforts,' 
I'll send her to College for Betty's 

The next morning a letter left 
the Smith home addressed to the 
editor of the magazine. In a few 
days a reply came saying that Miss 
Denton said, "It's a life dream com- 
ing true at last." 

September was soon here and 
Miss Denton was at College. 



We can only say that her school 
life was pleasant and busy, and that 
she won a large place in the hearts 
of all who came in touch with her. 
At first frequent letters were ex- 
changed. Each time Miss Denton 
said that school work was going 
fine and her health remained the 
same. Gradually Molly became so 
much interested in her newly be- 
gun work of helping poor girls, that 
her life of ease turned to one of 
great activity. Many poor girls 
found a welcome in the Roxbury 
Mansion. None left without having 
been helped in some way. 

Letters between Molly and Miss 
Denton became less frequent. In 
the midst of the absorbing work of 
both they did not correspond at all 
for a long time. However Eliza- 
beth's mind often pondered thoughts 
of appreciation for the one who had 
so much enriched her life. Nor had 
Mrs. Smith lost her interest in the 
one through whom, she had received 
so much happiness. Her last thought 
always was, "If only she could 

One autumn the beautiful Octo- 
ber days were crowded with work 
for the people of Roxbury. All was 
excitement and anticipation. Many 
committees were at work to make 
the Y. W. C. A. Conference to be 
held there, the best one ever held. 
Edith Gilberts and Charlotte Wil- 
liams both received invitations while 
attending the Conference, to live at 
Molly's home. 

The first day of the Conference 
was a great success. In the evpning 
the trio were seated in the big sit- 
ting room in Molly's home, discuss- 

ing their girlhood days. "I so often 
think of the time we visited Betty 
and what those few moments meant 
to me," said Edith. "Yes, I wish she 
knew what she has meant to each 
of us and she surely would feel that 
her life hasn't been useless," an- 
swered the others. 

The next day was the big day of 
the Conference. The programme 
showed that all the speakers were 
the very best. One by one they were 
introduced, gave their message, and 
sat down. About the middle of the 
afternoon a entered and wat- 
taken to the rostrum. Everyone wat^ 
very favorably impressed with her 
striking personality. The curiosity 
of the people as to her name was 
soon- satisfied when the chairman 
arose and said, "Mr. Day, the next 
speaker cannot be here but he has 
^ent a substitute who has a message. 
I'm sure. She is Miss Elizabeth Den- 
ton, a poor crippled girl, educated 
by a citizen of our town, and almost 
miraculously cured physically by 
one of the country's foremost phy- 
sicians. Since the dream of her 
girlhood had been realized, she 
wants to do all that is possible tc 
show her gratitude as she puts it. 
in a small degree." 

Miss Denton arose and stepped 
forward. Every eye was fixed on her 
as the message came with remark- 
able force and clearness. There 
were several people in the audience 
hoM-ever. who saw and heard more, 
and thought faster than the others 
did. They knew that those big 
brown eyes had looked into theirs 
before. That clear rich voice didn't 
seem strange either. Her descrip- 
tion of nature, and of the hills of 




her girlhood, brought back such 
memories of their girlhood days 
that it seemed as if she were de- 
scribing the ones they knew so well. 
For a moment they lived in the past 
but were brought back to the 

present by the speaker's closing 
phrase. '"The hills called me and I 

"O Betty," was the silent re- 
sponse of her three girlhood friends. 
— Sara Shisler. 

School Notes 

Orations ! 

"Don't delay. Today will be yes- 
terday tomorrow. 

Ask Maria Meyers why she takes 

WANTED — Some gigglers for 
Miss Brubaker's table. 

The tennis courts are getting dry ! 

The museum cases of the library 
are being renovated. 

WANTED— A "real" public bas- 
ket ball game — the girls. 

WANTED — A fire escape at the 
bookroom entrance. 

Mr. Paul Wenger (in Zoology) — 
This scale is covered with fish. 

Don't forget! The alumni bas- 
ket ball game on February four- 

Professor Meyer — What is life? 

Mr. Baugher — Living. 

Ask Miss Ethel Wenger why she 
understands the term camouflage so 

Ask Mr. Herr which is the bet- 
ter, A Peerless or a Gearless ma- 

First Student — What makes King 
so happy? 

Second Student — Ten "spots" 
from home. 

The students wonder when the 
weather will be favorable for skat- 

ing. They fear it may get too cold 
after Vv^hile. 

Student — Did you ever read, 
"The Valley of the Moon?" 

Mr. Graham — No, but I have 
read the moon of Cumberland Val- 

Dost thou love life? Then do not 
squander times, for that is the stuff 
life is made of. 

— Benjamin Franklin. 

Keep doing, always doing; wish- 
ing, dreaming, intending, murmur- 
ing, talking, sighing and repining 
are idle and profitless employments. 

We advise Mr. Reber and Mr. 
Herr to get a less expensive back- 
ground for their next boxing match. 

Professor Nye (in American His- 
tory) Are wives cheaper or more 
expensive now than in the time of 
the settlement of Jamestown? 
Whene'er a noble deed is wrought, 
Whene'er is spoken a noble thought. 

Our hearts in glad surprise 

To higher levels rise. 

— Longfellow. 

Elder L W. Taylor and Professor 
Ober were called to Washington. 
D. C, in the early part of February 
to meet the national committee on 
universal military training for 
schools and colleges. 



Prof. Meyer, Messrs. Wenger, 
Baugher, Graham and Ebersole at- 
tended the State Temperance Con- 
vention held at Harrisburg on Jan. 
27. They report having heard Wil- 
liam Jennings Bryan and Ex-Gov- 
ernor Willis, of Ohio. 

On January 31, Elder L W. Tay- 
lor and J. G. Meyer left College 
Hill for Camp Lee, at Petersburg, 
Va. They returned on Sunday, Feb. 
2. On their trip they crossed the 
Susquehanna. Patomac, James, 
Rappahannock and Appomattox 
rivers. They stopped off a few hours 
in Washington, D. C, going and 
coming. They attended the Third 
Session of the Fifty-third Congress 
and also a lecture given by Dr. 
Harvey on the Sun. The latter was 
an illustrated lecture given in the 
large auditorium at the Smithsonian 

Mr. Grant Weaver, one of our 
former students paid us a short visit 
on Friday, January the seventeenth. 
In chapel he gave a short talk ex- 
plaining his camp experiences. 

Mr. Ezra Wenger (to Mr. Burk- 
hart) How many vacant periods do 
you have in the morning? 

Mr. Burkhart — Two, and I would 
have another one at 10 :40 if I didn't 
have U. S. History. 

We are glad to welcome a num- 
ber of new students at the beginning 
of the second semester and later. 
Only one of them was stricken with 
homesickness and we expect her 
among our number again. 

Miss Crouthamel claims that boys 
and cats are the greatest enemies 
of the bird family. Perhaps, since 
■girls are always "little angels" and 

hence belong to that order, that is 
the reason so many safeguards are 
used on College Hill. — H. R. 

Society Notes 

The Ever Green Tree 





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— N. G. M. 
January ! 

Do to-days work to-day. 
The lost shall be found — K. L. S. 
Minute Book. 

If at first you don't succeed, try, 
try, try again. 

Professor Ober on January twen- 
ty-fourth gave in his pleasing man- 
ner a most practical and helpful ad- 
dress, "The Value of an Ideal." 

Mr. Albert Reber and Mr. Grant 
Weaver, who are stationed at Camp 



Meade, recently paid a visit to their 
Alma Mater. During their stay they 
did not fail to attend our K. L. S. 

The general tone of the society 
during the month of January was 
good. The vocal numberp given 
were : Crossing the Bar, Miss Anna 
Enterline; and Humoresque. Miss 
Harriet Bartine. The following in- 
strumental numbers were rendered : 
Piano solo. Miss Ruth Bucher; and 
Piano duet, Misses Grace and Ruth 

Alfred Tennyson's exquisite lyric, 
"Blow Bugle Blow," was interpreted 
as a pantomime by Misses Harriet 
Eberly, . Ethel Wenger, Kathryn 
Zug, Minerva Rettew and Mildred 
Baer. We are eager to see another 

The literary numbers well worthy 
of mention were the following: A 
New Year's Story, Miss Minerva 
Rettew; Books, Miss Mabel Fred- 
erick; Book Review, Mr. John 
Boone; Outlook for 1919, Miss 
Bertha Price; Literary Echo, Mr. 
Nathan Meyer; Memory Pictures, 
Miss Maggie Meyer; and Oh. Cap- 
tain! Oh, Captain!, Mr. Oliver 

The discussions were : First, a de- 
bate. Resolved, "That Final Ex- 
aminations Should be Abolished," 
Affirmative speakers. Miss Alverta 

Wenger and Mr. Mark Basehore ; 
Negative speakers. Miss Hannah 
Sherman and Mr. Stanley Ober. 
The judges decided in favor of the 
affirmative side. Second, a Sym- 
posium, Which wields the greatest 
influence on Society : Inventions. 
Miss Mary Grouse; Statesmenship. 
Miss Emma Zook; or Education, 
Miss Elizabeth Gibble. 

Regular Program 

February 7, 1919 
Music, Society; Recitation, Miss 
Mabel Bomberger; Declamation, 
Mr. Daniel Baum ; Special Music 
(Instrumental) ; Paper, Miss Sarah 
Shissler; Impromptu Class, Ruth 

February 14, 1919 
Music; Recitation, Miss Landis; 
Essay, Mr. Jesse Reber; Character 
Sketch, Sir Roger de Coverly, Mr. 
Paul Wenger; Special Music, (vo- 
cal) ; Dialogue, Miss Supera Martz 
and Mr. Isaac Taylor; Music. 

At a private session of the Key- 
stone Society, January 31, 1919 the 
following officers were elected to 
serve during the present month : 
President, Mr. Isaac Taylor; Vice 
President, Mr. Daniel Baum; Secre- 
tary, Miss Maggie Meyer; and 
Critic, Professor Irvin Hoffer. 

— N. G. M. 



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According To Thy Faith 

We say at Lexington was fired ful of colonists pitted against the 
the shot that was heard around the limitless resource of proud England. 
world; not only because it meant But their faith failed not, and with 
so much in the forward movement faith's eye they saw Bunker Hill, 
of the human race toward political Trenton, and Saratoga, sure step- 
freedom, but because the American ping-stones to the success of the 
patriots dared so much in the face campaign which is now memorable 
of fearful odds. How like a for- as the American Revolution. 
lorn hope it must have seemed on Similarly, when a half dozen 
that morning of April 19, 1775 to years ago a body of Christian 
see the meager power of a hand- workers in their annual assembly 


adopted the slogan, "A saloonless 
nation in nineteen-twenty," how 
fanciful, how extravagant seemed 
the idea! The more we wished it 
might be so the more our hearts 
sank as we thought of the improba- 
bility of success. But their faith 
was strong; they joined their forces 
with other organized enemies of the 
demon rum that were already in the 
field; they strengthened their lines, 
they won recruits, they never slept; 
and now near the end of a great 
ratification drive that is backed by 
public sentiment from Maine to 
California we see them breaking 
through the Hindenburg line at ev- 
ery point and planting their vic- 
torious flag over the last intrench- 
ments of the routed army of King 
Alcohol, the , goal reached and a 
year or two to spare. True, certain 
unforeseen events played mightily 
into their hands. But fortune al- 
ways favors the bold. Nay, rather. 
Providence honors faith. The un- 
forseen will always come to the 
succor of a great faith. Providence 
sees to that. And thus it is that 
faith removes mountains according 
to promi«;e. 

The example of the temperance 
workers in their magnificent cru- 
sade no less than the daring of the 
brave insurgents of '76 should 
inspire us in our campaign for 
the endowment of Elizabethtown 
College to press forward with 
the fullest enthusiasm. It would 
be foolish for us to close our 
eyes to the bigness of the proposi- 
tion or to think that we shall suc- 
ceed without a hard, persistent 
struggle. But already at the start 

we may say that the outcome is de- 
cided — not by an oracle, or by the 
fates; it will be according to our 
faith. From what various sources 
will come the needed support, wha^ 
will win for us the sympathy which 
is yet withheld, whose devotion and 
prayers will be most effectual in the 
work — all this is best known to Him 
who is all-wise. But faith will bring 
the answers. There is no room ir 
our ranks for doubters. When a 
hazardous but noble deed is to be 
done, then to hesitate is to be lost, 
to doubt is to be condemned, half- 
heartedness is disloyalty and trea- 
son. If we stand united, never ques- 
tioning the righteousness of our 
cause, then our faith will be hon- 
ored, as it has been honored in sub- 
stantial measure. If it is a convic- 
tion and not a pretense that in our 
labors we are fostering the faith 
once delivered to the saints, if we 
show to the world that we have 
confidence in the work ourselves, 
then friends and helpers will arise 
from every hillock and work, from 
every cottage as friends arose from 
behind every rock and tree to the 
aid of Roderick Dhu when he gave 
the war cry. 

When we think of the boys and 
girls who are ever coming to our 
halls hungry for that which en- 
riches the mind, and seeking to be 
guided into right paths; when we 
see them commingling here for a 
while in study and worship, in 
recreation and song, and again go- 
ing out to pursue their devious ways 
and work out their separate des- 
tinies ; and when we think of how 
little we have helped them in com- 
parison with the possibilities within: 


reach, how can we do less than with 
a true and prayerful heart and in 
full assurance of faith reach out to 
wider fields of usefulness, believing 
that a great work is destined to be 
wrought out at Elizabethtown Col- 
]ege, that she is to fill a place and 

play a part not necessarily con- 
spicuous but truly vital and es- 
sential and fraught with incalcul- 
able good as far and as wide as men 
and women came within the radius 
of her influence. 

— Jacob Harley. 

Literary Notes 

My Work 

Let me but do my work from day 
to day 
In field or forest, at the desk or 

In roaring market place, or tranquil 
Let me but find it in my heart to 

When vagrant wishes beckon me 
"This is my work, my blessing, not 

my doom 
Of all who live. I am the one by 

This work can best be done in my 

own way," 
Then shall I see it not too great 

or small, 
To suit my spirit and to prove my 

Then shall I cheerfully greet the 

labouring hours. 
And cheerfully turn, when the long- 
shadows fall. 
At eventide to play, and love, and 

Because I know for me my work i? 


— Henry Van Dyke. 

Elizabethtown College Endowment 

Elizabethtown College, located in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
entered upon a Building Fund and 
Endowment Campaign on January 
2. The college purposes to raise an 
endowment fund of $250,000 and a 
sufficient building fund so as to en- 

able the school to be standardized 
according to the laws of Pennsyl- 
vania. This project is in harmony 
v>'ith the forward movement in the 
Brotherhood and is fraught with 
great prospects and possibilities for 
the rising generations. 


The college was founded, in 1899 
and up to the beginning of the 
present school year was controlled 
by trustees elected by the donors 
of the institution. In 1916 these 
donors of the school unanimously 
decided to offer the school free of 
debt to several state districts of the 
Church of the Brethren. This of- 
fer was accepted in 1917 by two 
districts, Eastern and Southern 

These districts are now repre- 
sented by a Board of Trustees com- 
posed of the following from Eastern 
Pennsylvania: Elders S. H. Hertz- 
]er, I, W. Taylor and Bro. John Gib- 
ble, of Elizabethtown; Elder J. W. 
G. Hertzler, of Lititz ; Elder David 
Kilhefner, of Ephrata; Elder H. B. 
Yoder, of Lancaster; Elder E. M. 
Wenger, of Fredericksburg, and 
Bro. A. G. Longenecker, of Pai- 
mj'^ra, who fills the vacancy result- 
ing in the death of Elder Jesse Zie- 
gler, former president of the Board. 
The trustees of Southern Pennsyl- 
vania are : Elder C. L. Baker of East 
Berlin; Elder J. H. Keller, of 
Shrewsbury; Elder C. R. Oellig, of 
Waynesboro, and Elder A. S. 
Baugher, of Lineboro, Maryland. 
On January 2 they effected the fol- 
lowing reorganization : President, 
Elder S. H. Hertzler; Vice Presi- 
dent, Elder C. L. Baker; Secretary, 
Bro. A. G. Longenecker; Treasurer. 
Elder I. W. Taylor. The present of- 
ficers of the faculty of the college 
are: President, H. K. Ober; Vice 
President, R. W. Schlosser; Secre- 
tary, J. G. Meyer. 

The writer has been released 
from the teaching force of the col- 

lege and is to manage the endow- 
ment campaign in the two state dis- 
tricts. He will be assisted by two 
committees of four trustees from 
each district. Plans have been 
framed for securing funds for a 
ladies' dormitory and a science hall. 

This movement aims to work out 
the original purposes of the 
founders of the school, who believed 
that our young people should have 
access to schools that stand for the 
distinctive principles of the New 
Testament as practiced by our 
loyal brethren and sisters, and that 
are able to confer the baccalaureate 
degrees in the arts and sciences. 
Our slogan is: "For a conservative 
standardized college." 

It was the unanimous opinion of 
the Board of Trustees that with a 
constituency of nearly one-eighth 
of the brotherhood there would be 
sufficient support to standardize the 
school and eventually to furnish a 
student body numbering four hun- 
dred. The past record of the school 
also proves that much life and 
strength is given to the church 
through the students of the school. 
From Elizabethtown College have 
gone forth : fourteen elders, fifty-six 
ministers, twelve foreign mission- 
aries, one a faculty member ; twelve 
pastors, professors and instructors 
on all of our Brethren College 
faculties, except La Verne College; 
besides scores of Sunday School 
workers and others in Christian 
service. It was also the opinion of 
the Board that a standardized 
school would be the most potent 
factor in preserving the conserva- 
tism of the New Testament teach- 
ings. It was felt that the principles 


of the simple life in dress and con- 
duct would be held for the church 
as a whole only by training young 
men in institutions that teach obedi- 
ence to the New Testament doc- 
trines as defined by our Annual 
Conference. To be a steadfast wit- 
ness to the faith of our fathers, "to 
contend earnestly for the faith 
once for all delivered to the saints," 
to teach respect for our Annual 
Conference decisions, these are the 
supreme propositions to which the 
college was dedicated. 

Conservatism, it was felt, could 
be preserved now, better than re- 
vived later. The Savior gave us for- 
mal observances as means to an 
end, and the church likewise has 
found it a necessary expedient to in- 
stitute certain forms so as to secure 
certain ends. Our school believes 
that the church en masse can hold 
these virtues only by an obedience 
to our Annual Conference decisions 
in regard to the teachings of the 
New Testament. 

The writer has made a tour of 
the churches of Southern Pennsyl- 
vania and presented the ideals of 
the founders of the school and ac- 

quainted the members with the 
plans of the Board of Trustees. The 
spirit of building up an institution 
on this historic ground in Eastern 
and Southern Pennsylvania, that 
shall aim to preserve and perpetu- 
ate the ideals as set forth by the 
founders of the church, has appeal- 
ed to our constituency and funds 
are being promised that give the 
project bright hopes of an early 
success. The sentiment making- 
campaign has ended in South- 
ern Pennsylvania and the solicitors 
will begin their work at once in co- 
operation with committees from all 
the local congregations. - 

Thus Elizabethtown College has 
entered upon a new era indicative 
of success on every hand. The 
spirit of sacrifice has permeated the 
hearts of all our constituency in giv- 
ing money, time, and precious lives 
during a world war and a nation- 
wide pestilence, and this same 
spirit, we feel, will be manifest in 
fostering an institution set for the 
preservation of the ideals of our 
fathers and in defence of the gospel 
of Jesus Christ. 

— R. W. Schlosser. 

What We Are Doing 

With those prophets who intro- 
duced the chair of English into the 
University curriculum, we believe 
that the study of English has a vita] 
touch with everyday affairs. The 
constant struggle of the human 
soul is to express self: the crying 
need of the day is clear thinking; 

and today discipline is lauded as 
never before. What course satisfies 
these conditions better than English 
composition or Rhetoric? 

We also believe that this develop- 
ment is peVfected by the reading of 
the "best" in literature. Conse- 
quently we offer courses in English 


a lid American literature during the 
year. The relationship between the 
literature and the history of the na- 
tion is noted, the lives of the authors 
are studied, and a representative 
group of the masterpieces are read. 

The College students are study- 
ing a course in Poetics preparatoiy 
in the study of the works of John 
Milton. The students will study 
^'Paradise Lost," the greatest epic 
in the English language, in detail. 

We believe that oratorical con- 
tests are a great aid toward effec- 

tive, powerful expression. We are 
pleased to report, two important 
contests. The Senior contest 
was held in February. Five 
of our advanced students have 
entered. There are ten contestants 
for the Keystone contest and the 
final contest of March the twenty- 
first will be preceded by a pre- 
liminary one when the five contest- 
ants for the final will be selected. 
Our friends and fellow-alumni are 
invited to attend. 

— ^Edna Brubaker. 

The Lure of Literature 

Ever since Mother Eve told her 
children the story of the beginning 
of things, have children clustered 
about their mothers' knee, en- 
thralled by the 'Once upon a time' 
tale. Ever since purposeful teach- 
ing began has the youth's clamor 
for song and story been heeded. 
Maturity has turned to it as un- 
swervingly as the caravan in hot 
desert sands turns to an oasis sur- 
rounded by stately date palms. Old 
age, too, finds in it a fountain of 
crystal waters, inspiring and eter- 

Literature had its beginning 
among primitive people in the folk- 
song, the tale of romance, and thj 
minstrellay. With changing cus- 
toms and ideals came a correspond- 
ent change in the standards of life 
as they are mirrored in literature. 
Consequently each age b'rings with 
it a change in the subject matter 
and form of the literary endeavor; 

eg., the interest in the individual is 
merged in the interest of the social 
group, at present, according to the 
dicrates of democracy. The rush of 
the modern work-a-day world has 
evolved the brief lyric instead of 
the lengthy epic, and the short story 
is an adaptation of fiction to 
modern ways. 

Since literature has proved to be 
an unfailing hire to all people for 
all time, it might be well to inquire 
into the benefits of this eternal 
quest. As has previously been in- 
timated, it draws aside the curtain 
to the land of Yesterday and allows 
the rays of sunlight to penetrate 
the musty interior. It bases the 
estimate of true greatness on service 
and triices the advancement of hu- 
manity thru its various struggles 
for the beautiful, the true and the 

Likewise do the vistas of foggy 
Tomorrow stretch before us. As the 



sun clears the atmosphere, it reveals 
a land of rolling hills and verdant 
valleys besides numerous paths 
winding up the mountain side. This 
vision reveals the presence of diffi- 
culties to be overcome and vsall in- 
spire unflagging enthusiasm in ev- 
ery traveler who bears the banner 
"Excelsior" on his life march. How 
true are the words Browning has, 
Andrea Del Sarto say. "Ah but a 
man's grasp should exceed his reach 
or what's a heaven for?" 

But the most immediate benefit 
of the quest of literature is not in 
viewing the Yesterday and the To- 
morrow, but rather in the added 
happiness, rest and interest in the 
world of nature and humanit}^ in 
the land of Today. 

To some people "Literature 
comes like a beautiful bird of Para- 
dise to make suddenly colored the 
gray humdrum of our days." It re- 
freshes the weary spirit, it enlarges 
the outlook on life, and takes the 
reader to the snow crowned iiioun- 
tain peak, to the surging ocean, or 
to the tropical southland with its 
varied colors and odors. Truly, 
"Literature is a solace of labor." 
Not only do we subscribe to Wards- 
worth's statement, when he says, in 
speaking of books, "Round these 
with tendrels strong as flesh and 
blood, our pastimes and our happi- 
ness will grow." 

We believe literature has even a 
more important function. The 
various authors awaken the soul of 
man and say, "Open Sesame." They 
take him to Nature's Woodland 
haunts, where the air is fragrant 
with the breath of flowers of many 
hues, and vocal with bird song. 
They endow inanimate creation 
with the voice of their Creator as 
man listens spellbound to the tale 
of the "Mountain Daisy," the 
"Chambered Nautilius," "The Sky 
Lark," "The Pine Tree," "The 
Evening Wind," or perchance "The 

These men and women, to whom 
all the world is debtor, have joined 
hands with God and have created 
a world of human beings, who are 
frequently more real than those of 
flesh and blood with whom we daily 
rub elbows. Happy is the youth 
who lives in the companionship of 
Pippa and King Arthur; who knows 
the struggle of Hamlet and Chris- 
tian ; who listens to the tales of 
perennial interest as they comfe 
from the lips of Uncle Remus or 
Robinson Crusoe ! 

Happier still, yea, thrice happy is 
the who has learned of the 
Jonathan-David friendship ; of the 
devotion of Mary ; of the enthusiasm 
and energy of Paul ; of the wisdom 
of Solomon; and who has adopted 
the philisophy and life of the Mas- 
ter Teacher! 



School Notes 

Spring is on its way! 

Miss Kilhefner has not turned a 
new leaf but a whole page. 

Professor Hoffer must be a psy- 
chologist judging by his recent 
demonstration of subconscious men- 
tal activity. 

Mr. John Sherman, of Meyers- 
town, a former student, spent Sun- 
day, February the ninth with us. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shenk, of Carlisle. 
spent Saturday and Sunday, Febru- 
ary fifteenth and sixteenth visiting 
their daughter, Miss Florence 


On February, the third, we were 
given an excellent talk by Mr. Engle 
of Kansas, who told us some of his 
observations and experiences among 
the schools of the old world. 

Among our visitors at the Valen- 
tine social were : Mr. Henry Wen- 
ger, of Fredericksburg; Mr. Walter 
Longenecker, of Annville ; Mr. Hol- 
Imger, of Gettysburg; Miss Olweil- 
er, of Elizabethtown. and Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul Schwenk, of Elizabeth- 

Professor Nye garve us an inter- 
esting chapel talk on February the 
sixth. He emphasized the student'^- 
conduct in religious gatherings. 

Professor Hoffer gave us an ex- 
cellent chapel talk on February the 
eighteenth. He gave us an inter- 
esting picture of arrv^y discipline, 
its purpose, and results. These re 
suits can be attained bv Collecre stu- 
dents, largely upon their own initia- 
tive, however. In each case a lofty 

purpose or ideal is necessary as the 
end of discipline. 

Our valentine day was celebrated 
in an interesting and pleasant so- 
cial manner. The valentines to be 
sent were placed in a post office in 
the hall, provided by the social com- 

The social took place in Music 
Hall, which was handsomely 
decorated for the occasion. The 
victrola was playing when we en- 
tered. After a while we were in- 
vited to come to the post office, 
which was situated on the platform, 
for our valentines. Misses Crout- 
hamel and Brubaker acted as post- 
mistresses and demanded a fee of 
one cent for each valentine re- 
ceived. This was eagerly given al- 
though some had a pretty high bill. 

After all had received their val- 
entines Miss Crouthamel led the 
game of "Shakespeare Love Ro- 
mance." Then we were served 
with a dainty dish of strawberry 
ice cream decorated with candy 
hearts and tokens. More time was 
allowed for social chatting and then 
we were dismissed while singing, 
"Good Night Ladies." 

Our Big Five met and hopelessly 
defeated the Alumni in the game 
played here on Friday night, Feb- 
ruary the fourteenth. The game 
started with a rush promptly at six 
o'clock and continued to be a clean 
and lively game thruout. 

At the end of the game the score 
read as follows: 



Fair Foul Pts. 

Taylor 6 4 16 

Longenecker 5 10 


Baum 1 2 


Total.., 12 4 28 

Fair Foul Pts. 

Hershey 3 6 


Wenger 3 6 

Ebersole 5 4 14 


Total., 11 4 26 

Referee. Hoifer; Scorer, Zeigler; 
Timekeeper. Reber. The audience 
was intensely interested until the 
the last goal was made. 


Captain (sharply) — Button up 
that coat! 

Married Recruit (absently) — Yes, 
my dear. 

Mother (coming from pantry) — 
Robert, did you pick all the white 
meat off the chicken? 

Bobby — Well ma, to make a 
clean breast of it, I did. 

Medical Lieutenant — And what 
is your ailment? 

Aviation Recruit — The roof of my 
mouth is sunburnt, sir. 

Medical Lieutenant — The roof of 
your mouth? 

Aviation Recruit — Yes, sir; Fve 
been watching the airships. 

A quack doctor was holding forth 
his medicines to a rural audience. 

"Yes, gentlemen," he said. "I 
have sold these pills for twenty 
years, and never heard a word of 
complaint. Now, what does that 

Voice in crowd — "That dead men 
tell no tales." 

Religious Notes 

"A Christian's conduct is the 
world's commentary on religion." 

"The touchstone of all true ser- 
vice must be the pleasure of God." 
— Robert E. Speer. 

The New Testament is the most 
joyful book in the world. It opens 
with joy over the birth of Jesus; it 
ends with the superb picture of a 
multitude which no man could num- 
ber singing Hallelujah Choruses. 
There is enough tragedy in it to 
make it the saddest, and instead it 
is the joyfullest." 

The Forward Movement requires 
one hundred per cent, effort of one 
hundred per cent, church member- 
ship, to realize one hundred per 
cent, success. How much are you 
attempting? What are you expect- 
ing ? 

The Student Volunteers gave 
a program in the Lancaster 
church, Tuesday evening, February 
the fourth. The interest and re- 
sponse were good. The Band Quar- 
tette sang, "For God so Loved the 
World," and "I want my Life to 



tell for Jesus." Mr. Bangher led 
the meeting and the followmg 
spoke : 

The Call of the World. 

— John Graham. 

Our Relation to World Evangeliz- 
ation. — Martha Martin. 

The Higher Spiritual Life. 

— Sara Shisler. 

What Shall I Do? 

— Ezra Wenger. 

There have always been men and 
women with a vision and with faith 
enough to work toward its realiza- 
tion. Every great movement in his- 
tory claims as its leader some Dan- 
iel who had purposed in his heart 
to be spent for the sake of his ideal. 
Maybe he was only a foundation 
stone on which a large structure 
was built and yet how vital was his 

Today, however, even though we 
still have our great leaders and need 
them too, there is a movement of in- 
dividual responsibility passing over 
our country, especially in the 
church. Everywhere Christians are 
working up, ready to help the call- 
ing world. There is a stronger 
realization of the fact that we are 
our brother's keeper, and love is 
sending out more life lines to share 
our blessings of religion. Every 
church is organized to move for- 
ward. Every phase of church ac- 
tivity has a goal set. Each Chris- 
tian has his special work to do. 

One phase of this forward move 
ment has been undertaken by the 
students of America. As an expres- 
sion of appreciation for the privi- 

lege of a Christian education, the 
students all over the United States 
are conducting a campaign to raise 
money for educational institutions 
in some needy part of the world. 
The students in the College of the 
Church of the Brethren have de- 
cided to raise five thousand dollars 
for the erection of a Boarding 
School in India. 

On Wednesday evening, Febru- 
ary the twelfth, a special program 
on "Giving," was rendered instead 
of the regular Prayer Meeting. The 
topics discussed were, "Giving as a 
part of our Religion," "Giving as a 
Means of Blessing," and "Giving an 
Expression of Gratitude." 

The' next morning the Chapel 
period was extended and the cam- 
paign was launched with great en- 
thusiasm. Professor Ober first 
talked about the forward movement 
in general. Then Professor Hoffer 
gave us a picture of the actual con- 
ditions in different countries, es- 
pecially in India, showing the 
changes they are undergoing and 
the great need of Christian educa- 
tion as the foundation of their ad- 
vancement. He closed with the 
thought that the institution to be es- 
tablished was first a dream, it will be 
a reality through our giving, and 
its establishment will mean possi- 
bilities of good too great and 
powerful to be measured. 

After a few voluntary talks Pro- 
fessor Meyer made the appeal. Hf 
appealed from the angle of the 
sacrifice of things that are not 
necessities and which will bring far 
greater blessings to others His fait), 
in the response contained no doubt 
fr^- he firmly believes in attf r.ptin'V 



,.nd expecting great things. Spirit 
an high and to respond liberally 

• .-as the only possible result from 
:..n appreciative student body. 

The pledges were then dis- 
ii'ibuted and three hundred and 
:hirty-eight dollars were pledged 
. y teachers and students. The 
:-. mount, however, is increasing as 

• >me were not in Chapel at that 

time. Surely the spirit of sacrifice ^ 
is growing and we look into the fu- 
ture v\-ith a vision of far greater 
things. In the meantime we breathe 
a prayer that India's Bo^arding 
School may train many efficient 
leaders who shall go out and help 
to bring India's millions to the 
Christ to whom we owe all the joy 
and blessings that life brings to us. 

— S. C. S. 

Four years ago Elizabethtown 
College gave her first Oratorical 
Contest. It was known as the 
Homerican Society. Mr L. D. Rose, 
'11 at that time pledged himself to 
_ive fifteen dollars yearly as prizes 
: :>r this contest. He also designated 
rnose eligible. All seniors and post 
graduates were eligible. However 
"The name has been changed from 
Homerian to Senior. All Seniors in 
;,ny Literary Courses are now elig- 
: ile. 

The contest this year was held 
February 21, 1919 in the College 
, hapel. The program as as fol- 
jw's: Music, Ladies' Quartet. Open- 

ing ; Remarks by the Chairman 
Prof. Ober; Orations, "The Tragedy 
of Life," Miss Ruth S. Bucher, "De- 
mocracy in Education," Miss 
Supera E. Martz. "The need of 
Christian Education," Mr. Ephraim 
G. Meyer, "Justice To Germany," 
Martha G. Meyers, "The Challenge 
of Environment," Mr. Harry H. Re- 
ber. The prizes awarded were: first 
prize, ten dollars. Miss Bucher: 
second prize, five dollars. Mr. 
Meyer; third prize. Honorable Men- 
tion, Miss Martz. This was followed 
by music. Knitting, Ladies' Glen 

— N. M 



Alumni Notes 

Aix Les Baino, France, 
Dec. 5, 1918 
To the Faculty and Students of Eliz- 
abethtown College: — 

Appreciating the kind considera- 
tion of the faculty and students of 
Elizabethtown College in my great 
loss, I hereby wish to thank you one 
one and all, from the bottom of my 
heart for the sweet words of sym- 
pathy which you so kindly sent to 
me. Nevertheless, knowing that 
our loss is father's gain I bow my 
head in humble submission and say 
"Thy will be done." 

I came over here to support an 
ideal and felt that duty called me 
here. So why shall I question the 
work of the All-wise Father wher 
he has given me so much for which 
to be thankful. Hoping to see you 
all and thank you in person, I am 
Yours in His Service, 

Robert J. Ziegler. 

Nov. 29, 1918 
Professor J. G. Meyer, 

Elizabethtown, Pa. 
My Dear Friend : 

Your very welcome letter of Oc- 
tober 18th was received about a 
week ago, and I will assure you 
Professor Meyer, nothing could 
have been more appreciated. Some- 
how those few w^ords of kindness 

just gave me a new inspiration and 
made me feel so good. You know 
all such little things as that helps 
a fellow a great deal, and especial- 
ly "over here." 

It was just seven months yester- 
day that we landed in France, and 
in that time I have seen some won- 
derful experiences. We have been 
in all the big drives, was in the last 
big drive, and was in the lines when 
hostilities ceased. Professor Meyer. 
I somehow wish you could have 
been here at that moment and wit- 
nessed the joy and feeling amongst 
every man. You can imagine after 
such a long period of dodging 
shells, facing machine gun fire, and 
all the horrors of war, just what 
the boys would do, and how they 
Vv^ould feel. I am very thankful to 
say that thru it all, I have been 
fortunate enough to escape injury. 
and have been well and happy ever 
since I enlisted in June, 1917. We 
don't know when we will be home, 
but we are all hoping very soon. 
That will surely be a wonderful 
time when we will be permitted to 
step off the big boat, and on REAL 
AMERICAN SOIL again, and be- 
lieve me, each and every one is 
eagerly looking forward to that 

I shall be glad to hear from you 
any time. Professor Meyer, and 
now ere I close I want to wish eaqh 
ajid every one of my friends on Col- 
lege Hill a Very Merry Christmas, 



and a big, bright and happy Year 
tbruout 1919, with each day full of 
prosperity and good luck. 

Very sincerely yours, 
Sgt. Paul Hess, 
307th Ambulance Co. 
302nd Sanitary Train, 
American E. F. France. 

November 18, 1918 
Prof. J. G. Meyer, 
"Our College Times," 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 
D-ar Professor: 

Received your letter of the 18th 
u]:. and it certainly makes a fellow 
feel good to have the folks across 
the sea remember you in that way. 
Am writing this in a little dug-out 
about the size of a respectable hen- 
coop, about three feet deep and five 
feet square. This is sufficient room 
fcr two of us and we have all the 
ccnveniences of home, a small Ger- 
man stove, running water (through 
the roof) , light (this from candles, 
which we must use the utmost diplo- 
macy to secure), and a few other 
things, such as kindling wood, a few 
old magazines and surplus clothing 

At last, the long prayed for peace 
has come and, while I am sure the 
r^foicing was great in the States, it 
was nothing as compared with the 
w:ild delight with which the French 
p-ople greeted the news. The sol- 
diers greeted one another with glad 
srr.iles, the French rather affection- 
ately, as is their custom, and they 
are continually shouting at us 
■"Finer le Guerre." We were in the 

last big drive and therefore near the 
front when the conflict ended. 
When the roar of the guns ceased 
promptly at 11 o'clock, the 11th 
day of the 11th month, the silence 
which followed was almost un- 
canny. We were not thoroughly 
convinced that it was really over 
until late that day. And now fol- 
lows the general straightening out 
of the great mix-up that over four 
yv^ars of strife has brought about. 
Prisoners are passing along the road 
day and night, both Italian an'i 
French, who are being released by 
the Germans. They have some tales 
to tell that are almost unbelievable, 
but their pitful appearances back 
up their statements and that they 
went through some untold hard- 
ships I have no doubt. Most of them 
are dressed in an unsightly prison 
uniform, together with parts of 
their old uniforms and some the 
Germans left in their rather hasty 
retreat, so taking them all together 
I have not seen two dressed exactly 

Contrary to the opinions some 
people have in the States that we 
develop a natural hatred to our for- 
mer enemy, there has always 
existed a feeling of good-will be- 
tween our boys and the prisoners 
taken. When that wonderful com- 
mand was passed along the line 
"cease firing," at many places the 
men got out of the trenches and 
made trades with the Germans, 
bread for some suspicious looking 
bottles the Germans produced. We 
all feel that this war was not 
against the German people, but 
against their unscrupulous leaders. 



whom they blindly followed. At 
last they are awakening to the fact 
that they have been betrayed by 

The big question to us now is 
when do we return. Rumors are as 
thick as the snow which is now fall- 
ing, but we hope to be back by 
Spring, at the latest, and I think I 
voice the sentiment of the whole 
company when I am saying that I 
have had enough of traveling for 

the rest of my life. That old song 
about "No place like home" has 
taken on quite a new meaning to us. 
Hoping the epidemic has passed 
by the time this reaches you, with- 
out taking a heavier toll, and with 
best wishes for the success of my 
good old alma mater. I am 

Very sincerely yours, 
Hiram M. Eberly, 
Co. D. .'^,04th Engrs.. 
Ameri. E. F. 

Pride and Prejudice 

"That young lady has a talent tor 
describing the involvements of feel- 
ings and characters of ordinary life, 
which is to me the most wonderful 
I ever met with. The Bow-wow 
strain I can do myself like anyone 
going; but the exquisite touch 
which renders commonplace things 
and characters interesting from the 
truth of the description and the 
sentiment is denied to me." 

Jane Austin who wrote for the 
love of writing and who gave to the 
novel a new style, easy and plowing 
is worthy of this tribute by Walter 
Scott, the great romanticist. She 
wrote in the language of every day 
life and within the limits of her own 
experience. Being acquainted with 
the manners and customs of the 
aristocracy of England she satirizes 
them by describing life among the 
idle rich who travel, and attend 
balls. As characters she selects the 
unmarried young men with large 
estates, and the beautiful young 
girls whom match making mothers 
are trying to marry off. Her char- 
acters are so real that the reader 

lives with ihem thruout the story.. 
The charm, the hidden humor, the 
art of making the commonplace 
beautiful, the skill in describing 
events, all sustain an intense in- 
terest thruout her novel. 

In the story the interest is cen- 
tered around the five marriageable 
daughters in the Bennet home 
among whom Jane, the oldest 
daughter is very beautiful and 
amiable and Elizabeth, the next 
one, is less beautiful yet very charm- 
ing. Mrs. Bennet is very eager to 
have her daughters well maiTied 
to men with large estates. She ex- 
presses that as her highest ambition, 
and the methods she uses reveal her 
shallov.^ness and silliness. 

Netherfield is a large estate near 
Longbourn and Mr. Bingley, a hand- 
some, genial man rents it. His sis- 
ters and a very close friend Mr. 
Darcy live with him. 

These people of interest are first 
seen at a village ball. All admire 
Mr. Bingley, but Mr. Darcy is con- 
sidered very proud. Elizabeth Ben- 
net becomes prejudiced because of 



his haugh.y manner and also on ac- 
count of the remark that she is not 
handsome Cj^oii^h for him to dance 
with her. 

Mr. Bingley's admiration for Jane 
deepens and the visits of the gentle- 
men are more frequerii. But Eliza- 
beth's prejudice increases and Mr , 
Darcy although \-8ry proud dis- 
covers, in ppite of all his efforts to 
prevent a feeling of ri'gard. that he 
loves her. 

When this proud love and preju- 
dice have reached their height 
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy meet at 
Hunsford. Elizabeth is visiting a' 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Collins. 
Mr. Collins is a very awkward 
clergyman, Elizabeth's cousin who 
proposed marriage to her a short 
time before. Mr. Darcy comes to 
visit his aunt. Lady Catharine, by 
whom Mr. Collins is employed. 

One evening he calls at the Col- 
lins home and m^akes an offer of 
marriage in such a haughty way 
that Elizabeth's anger becomes un- 
controllable and she refuses by ac- 
cusing him. of all the grievances she 
ever had. She told him that he 
would be the last man she would 
ever think of marrying. 

Her indignation is changed to a 
more kindly feeling- after he hands 
her a letter the next morning in 
which he explains things in detail, 
and proves his innocence in things 
of which apparently he was guilty. 

A short time after this Elizabeth 
accompanies Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner 
on a trip through Derbyshire. They 
stop at Pemberly. Mr. Darcy's home 
and are very much impressed with 
Mrs. Reynold's high regard for her 
master, Mr. Dare v. when she says. 

"He is the best landlord and the 
best masier that ever lived. Not 
like the young men nowadays, who 
think ol nothing, but themselves. 
There is not one of his tenants or 
servants but will give him a good 
name. Some people call him proud 
but I never saw anything in it." 
Just as they are about to leave the 
park th jy meet Mr. Darcy very un- 
expectedly. The situation is very 
cmbarrasing but he is very polite 
and seems to be changed. 

In the meantime Lydia Bennet 
elopes with Mr. Wickham, a man of 
pleasing manners but - without 
m.eans anci g-ood character. Jane 
and Mr. Binglej^ also meet again at 
Longbourn and in a few months are 
married and settled in Derbyshire. 

Gradually through various cir- 
cumstances Mr. Darcy's humiliated 
pride and Elizabeth's disillusioned 
prejudice ripen into love and she 
becomes the happy mistress of Pem- 

The author is an artist at char- 
acter portrayal. The spendthrift 
who by affability and courtesy de- 
ceives his admirers is finally placed 
in the limelight of disgrace and dis- 
favor. The man vv'hose real man- 
hood is veiled by pride is humiliated 
and later develops into the finest 
character. The two girls who are 
inferior financially are of such su- 
perior chai-m and beauty that pride 
falls before them and they blossom 
into a more beautiful womanhood. 

W. Bean Howells said of her and 
her novel, "She was great and they 
were beautiful because she and they 
were honest and dealt with nature 
nearly a hundred years ago as 
realism deals with it today." 





Minnie Good 

Barbara Neidig 

Charles Royer 

Violet GrofF 

Abraham Heisey 

Calvin J. Rose 

Walter F. Eshleman 

Harry C. Keller 

Elmer Minnich 

Anna DifFenbaugh Heisey 

We, the Faculty and Students of 
Elizabethtown College, extend to 
the bereaved families our sympathy 
and dedicate this page of the Col- 
lege Times to the memory of our 
deceased students, and alumni. 


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One Day at a Time 

A writer has said, "Count the 
day by day existence thine, and all 
the other chance." The day we are 
m, rather than any other, is the im- 
portant day for us, for we have no 
Dledge of another; and today 
oroperly lived makes to-morrow all 
the richer should we live to see it. 
The past is memory, the future is 
iiope, but the present quivers with 
life, is red-hot in the moulding. 
Turn your eyes upon today; how 
beautiful it is! If you realized as 
you wake in the morning the de- 
light, the glory, the heaven that to- 
day has in store for the earnest soul 
you could not help falling upon your 
]mees and adoring your Lord for 
bestowing upon you another new 
morning of life. O, do not shut your 
eyes upon to-day and go through it 
as something commonplace. To- 
riay. this day of April, Anno Domini 
1919 is different from any day that 
T^ver preceded in all the cycles of 
Time. For all its unassuming garb. 
the world never saw such a day as 
xhis upon which the sun is now- 
shining. For this blessed day all 
previous days have been expectant ; 
toward this all the world has been 
rolling on all through the ages. All 
centers in to-day. The past has died 

to give it birth, and the future re- 
ceives its warp and woof from the 
noisy loom of to-day. 
"O bright presence of -to-day, let 

me wrestle with thee, gracious 

angel ! 
I will not let thee go except thou 

bless me ; bless me then, to-day. 

sweet garden of to-day, let me 
gather of thee, precious Eden; 

1 have stolen bitter knowledge, give 

me fruits of life to-day. 

true temple of to-day, let me 
worship in thee, glorious Zion: 

1 find none other place nor time 
than where I am to-day." 

— Jacob S. Harley. 

Rich or Poor 

To more than one person it has 
occurred that when a college is 
poor it has a healthier atmosphere, 
a finer spirit than when it becomes 
rich ; like a man who was virtuous 
when poor, but who became im- 
moral when wealth and prosperity 
visited him. But let us remember 
that a character or a physical or- 
ganism or an institution must grow 
or decay. Wealth or poverty are 
incidents in the development of an 
organization. If an institution 


grows rich in endowment and 
equipment and at the same time 
lowers its standards we have simply 
one more example of an organism 
which soon outgrew its usefulness 
because it could not adapt itself to 
its environment. Now, will Eliza- 
bethtown College grow lax as she 
acquires material resources? Never, 
unless she loses her identity al- 
together; never, unless a new gen- 
eration of trustees and teachers 
arise who know not nor regard the 
principles upon which the institu- 
tion was founded. And if this came 
to pass the endowment would not 
have caused the mischief. Rather 
mischievous persons would have put 
a useful machine to a mischievous 
use. The concentration of wealth 
is a mighty auxiliary in pushing the 
work of education. To cease striv- 
ing for endoM^ment would be like 
the conclusion of a farmer not to 
buy a corn sheller because he might 
get his finger into it. Let him get 
the sheller and then be on his guard 
while he is using it and it will do 
him good and not evil all the days 
of its natural life. 

— Jacob S. Harley. 

Why Elizabethtown College Should 
Have an Endowment Fund 

The State law^s of the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania require that 
a standard college shall have $500,- 
000 in buildings, equipment and en- 
dowment and that no institution will 
be permitted to confer the bacca- 
laureate degrees before this re- 
quirement has been attained. The 

reason the State gives for these re- 
quirements before permitting the 
granting of the baccalaureate de- 
grees are that no college can be able 
to do efficient college work without 
having the equipment, buildings 
and endowment as above stated. 

If Elizabethtown College whick 
is now owned and controlled by 
the Church of the Brethren thru 
the Eastern and Southern Districts 
of Pennsylvania is to fulfill her 
large field of usefulness she will 
need to attain to the requirements? 
of a standard college. In order to 
build up a body of strong alumni, 
who will fully regard this school as 
their Alma Mater, she must be a 
fully accredited college. The 
graduates in the College course 
even if we attempted to do the fuil 
four year's college work would net 
receive a diploma that would be 
recognized because of it bein^ 
granted by an institution that is not 
a standard college, this would re- 
sult in taking some of our best 
young people away from Elizabeth- 
town College for the final comple- 
tion of their college course at some 
other institution and this in itself i? 
defeating one of the very object ^ 
for which the school was founded. 

There are those who wonder wh:^' 
the tuition could not be advances 
where it would make the college 
self-supporting; this again would 
put the school out of reach of very 
many of our splendid young people, 
who ought to have the advantage of 
the school privileges. There av- 
other colleges which on account of 
their heavy endowment can offer a> 
an inducement a much lower rate 


of tuition. This would simply tend 
to take many of our fine young peo- 
ple away from our school to these 
schools because if we would have 
to advance the tuition to a self-sup- 
porting basis it would place the 
school out of their reach. The 
primary object of the founders of 
Elizabethtown College was to make 
it possible for our young people of 
the church to have the school ad- 
vantages together with the church 
privileges where they would feel at 
home under the fostering care of 
their church ideals. Bj' raising tui- 
' tion to. a self-supporting basis we 
would place the school out of the 
reach of a numb,er of our best young 
people, who must work their way 
through school by reason of their 
limited financial circumstances. We 
should also remember that the 
schools are established for the pur- 
pose of educating and not for the 
purpose of making money. We find 
that even now with the tuition as 
low as it is there are incidents where 
a few who rightfully belong to us 
and therefore should come to our 
schools are induced to enter other 
institutions because of lower rates 
which are made possible by reason 
of splendid endowments. These 
facts bring us to two alternatives, 
we must either solicit money from 
the friends of the schools to meet 
regular annual deficits or we must 
build up a permanent endowment 
fund, the income of which will take 
care of the running expenses and 
deficits. We are sure when the 
church fully realizes these two al- 
ternatives it will readily arrive at 
the correct solution. If there is no 
real vital place for our church 

schools to be distinct church schools 
than there is no special need for" 
them. The church is fully agreed- 
that our church schools are needed 
and that a strong permanent en- 
dowment fund is the best means of 
putting our schools on a sound 
financial basis without hindering 
their field of usefulness. 

The fact that the endowment 
fund can never be spent and that it 
keeps on continually earning the 
income which is to be used towards 
defraying expenses is another 
strong reason why our school should 
be endowed. Persons who are in- 
clined to place their money where 
it will keep on doing good long af- 
ter thej^ have passed away, are at- 
tracted to this form of perpetual 
helpfulness. A fund of $6000.00 
would make sufficient income to 
keep an industrious student in 
school for a year, and if it were pos- 
sible to so arrange that this income 
could be advanced to worthy stu- 
dents who would turn it back into 
the fund with interest, this would 
be a perpetual factor in helping 
worthy young people into large 
fields of usefulness. We are hope- 
ful the day may not be far distant 
when the establishment of such a 
fund will be a reality. This would 
be one form of regular endowment. 

We ought to endow our college 
because the influence of these 
schools is such a vital part in the 
social and religious life of the fu- 
ture. The missionary spirit hay 
most largely been developed in our 
church schools. Missionaries must 
be trained ; the Mission Board doe>^ 
not see fit to accept missionaries 
without having had a college trair- 


ing. The church of the future will 
look toward the schools for edu- 
cated ministers and church workers. 
These are a few of the vital reasons 
why Elizabethtown College like -^ur 
other colleges should have a large 
permanent endowment fund so at 
to enable her to do the work and 
become the strong factor in the de- 
velopment of the church which the 
founders had so fully in mind at 
the time of the founding of the 

— H. K. Ober. 

Our Past and Present 

The church of the Brethren is 
false to her history and false to her 
spirit if at any time, she fails to 
welcome and foster scholarship and 
Christian education. She is destined 
to fail in her mission unless she 
supports Christian education. The 
prophet Hosea had this vision when 
he said, "my people are destroyed 
for lack of knowledge; because 
thou hast rejected knowledge I will 
reject thee, and change your glory 
into shame." 

The church was founded upon 
no tradition, she was born neither 
of blindness nor of ignorance ; she 
was founded upon principles, under 
opposition that required well 
trained and well educated leaders, 
who were strong and skilful de- 
fenders of "the faith once delivered 
imto the saints." 

The Pietistic movement in Ger- 
many, was both an educational and 
a religious movement. Out of this 
movement grew this church of pro- 
test. That little gathering at 
Schwarzenau was profoundly 

schooled in the Book of Truth as. 
well as in Church History, Philoso- 
phy of the Simple Life, and the 
Doctrines of protest that had sprung 
up under such men as Arnold of 
Wittenburg, Saur of Marburg, 
Franke of Halle, Spencer and Hoch- 
mann and Jerimias Felbinger, and 
kindred spirits all of whom were 
university men. 

Before the church was a score of 
years old she made strong and per- 
manent impressions upon the life 
and thought of Colonial America. 
No historian can name a group of 
people who exerted a wider and 
a more wholesome influence upon 
the development of American re- 
ligious thought. When one remem- 
bers that 500,000 volumes came 
h'om the press of the church before 
the Revolutionary War one is in- 
spired with her splendid and far- 
reaching early influence. The 
period of thirty or forty years pre- 
ceding the Revolution was a period 
of momentous beginnings and rapid 
development. From the Saur pub- 
lishing house at Germantown, alma- 
nacs, Bibles, hymn-books, news- 
papers and almost numberless other 
publications both religious and sec- 
ular were issued since 1739. Alex- 
ander Mack and his co-workers 
were great scholars, possessing a 
profound knowledge as well of 
things in general as of the Bible. 
Brumbaugh says, "We began an 
educated and powerful church. Let 
us try with all our energies to re- 
store the church to its early and its 
splendid history. We shall thus 
best serve our day, best serve the 
Church, best serve the great head 
of the Church, the Son of God." 


We have also the example of th(^ 
Primitive Christian Church. Her 
first school was organized at Alex 
andria. Egypt, A. D. 180 for the 
purpose of giving educational ad- 
vantages to her early workers. This 
school was made famous by 
Clement and Origen. In order to 
furnish ample opportunity for train- 
ing, other schools of higher educa- 
tion were founded, notably the 
school found by Origen at Caesarea 
in 231 A. D. and another in 290 A. 
D. These three especially furnished 
the training for most of our illus- 
trious church fathers of the primi- 
tive church. Then certain individ- 
ual members not immediately as- 
sociated with these schools wrote 
strong treatises on the importance 
of education. Cj'ril of Jerusalem 
left a treatise on education that 
made him famous as a teacher. 

Why did we come to oppose 
higher education? There were 
three causes at work that brought 
on this change of attitude toward 
higher education. The mother 
church had to undergo bitter and 
cruel treatment at the hands of 
university men. The church mem- 
bers were driven from their homes, 
robbed of their property, cast into 
jail, put to death. "Elder Peter 
Keyser's grandfather was buried at 
the stake at Amsterdam." Again 
when the Church emigrated to 
America it was not long until the 
American Revolution broke out. 
They now faced new problems. 
They refused to shed blood, and they 
refused to become oath-bound to the 
new government. This classed them 
as traitors and Tories "Christopher 

Saur was arrested, cruelly treated, 
his printing plant and many Bibles 
destroyed." And again . another 
cause that functioned in, gradually 
divorcing our people from higher 
education, was the fact that many 
of our early "brethren left German- 
town and took up farming in sec- 
tions where these higher schools 
were not to be found. And there 
could be only one result — a lack of 
interest in education. 

But to-day the Church is coming 
to her OAvn again, a dozen or more 
colleges and Bible training schools 
have sprung up among us. The 
needs of the times are urging the 
Church to greater sacrifice for this 
noble cause and greater loyalty to 
her early vision. Local churches 
are coming to the support of these 
schools. The missionary spirit is 
fanned into a flame. All of which 
fills one with a new hope for a bet- 
ter future and a healthier growth 
in the grace and knowledge of our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

We feel that Elizabethtovvm Col- 
lege is here to fill a most important 
place in the Church and the world. 
There is no higher calling, there is 
no nobler work, no sacrifice more 
worth while, no man's money given 
to a nobler cause, no life better in- 
vested. The cause of Christian edu- 
cation is the most fundamental of 
human interests. It begins at the 
cradle and ends at the grave And 
there never M'as a time like now 
when all of life's interests, large 
and small, made such strong de- 
mands upon Christian education. 

The schools and colleges of our 
Brotherhood are here to stay. If 
properly controlled, encouraged and 



supported they will be tremendous 
factors in blessing the church and 
world. Elizabethtown College has 
the large share of the educational 
burden to bear. Shall we come to her 
aid and help her into her rightful 
place. To oppose our schools is to 
be crushed by the inertia of a 
mighty movement coming out of a 
glorious part made significant by 
costly experiences and profound 
convictions. To be neutral is to 
turn away from the greatest known 
•opportunity of being a blessing 
even to generations yet unborn. To 
be indifferent is to be brushed aside 
like drift-wood upon the river's 
bank. But to fall in line and to 
throw one's influence and energies 
on the side of the church school is 
to elect an eternal movement on the 
side of right and truth and to make 
a permanent contribution to the 
progress of mankind and to the 
coming in of the Kingdom. 

— J. G. Meyer. 

Why Go To College 

Somewhere on the sodden fields 
of Flanders lies buried a young 
English poet. His name was Rupert 
Brooke. He made the final, com- 
plete sacrifice for his country. Some 
few years ago he visited America 
and, afterwards, wrote his impres- 
sions of a number of places he 
Tisited in a volume, entitled "Letters 
from America." In this work, in 
speaking of Harvard University, he 
has set down this sentence, "Yet 
Harvard is a spirit, a way of looking 
at things, austerely refined, gently 
moral, kindly" 

What Rupert Brooke said of Har- 
vard can be said of every institution 
of learning worth the name. A col- 
lege education stands for the de- 
velopment of a certain spirit, a 
definite way of looking at things. 
This spirit, this way of looking at 
things is usually embodied in a mot- 
to, setting forth the ideal for which 
the college stands. In the chapel 
at Elizabethtown College, where 
students and teachers meet for 
worship on each school day and fre- 
quently on other occasions, these 
two mottoes are constantly before 
them : "Make Jesus King," and 
"Educate for Service." In the last 
analysis both mean the same thing. 

This then, is the spirit which we 
aim to inculcate, this the way of 
looking at things we try to develop. 
Elizabethtown College is not a 
group of buildings, not the sum to- 
tal of material or educational equip- 
ment, not a body of teachers, not a 
schedule of courses, but it is the 
embodiment of a spirit, the spirit 
of service. And let it be said at once 
that the student who fails to catch 
this spirit or who has not growi^ 
into looking at things so that Jesus 
is first in his life, and that life 
means service — if there be any such 
student, he has failed to get the 
best the college has to offer. The 
time Mali come when these build- 
ings will have crumbled, when ma- 
terials and equipment will have 
been used up, when teachers have 
passed, and when courses will have 
been forgotten, but the attitudes, 
the ideals, and the spirit which is 
developed, the characters which are 
moulded shall never perish, but 



shall go on thru the generations in 
an ever richer, a constantly widen- 
ing, and a more deeply pervasive 

But can this spirit of service, this 
this attitude toward life, not be just 
as easily developed elsewhere, in 
some other kind of institution, or 
thru some other agency? This 
question can best be answered by 
observing just how these attitudes 
and ideals are developed, how 
character is formed. 

It should be noted first of all that 
it is not thru some mysterious pro- 
cess or from some mystical source 
that the individual acquires the 
spirit of service. Such things are 
not borne in upon him in a moment 
of inspiration or by some .sudden 
supernatural revelation. No; they 
come thru painstaking effort ap- 
plied to daily tasks — menial, trivial 
duties, if need be — and thru rigid 
self-discipline in the formation of 
useful habits. Thus the student, in 
his daily round of studies, in his 
grapple with the ideas and the truth 
handed down from his progenitors 
exercises and trains himself in the 
ideals and attitudes he has set 
before him. 

The college, then, thru its 
courses, its teachers, and its library 
brings the student into contact with 
the sifted treasures of the ancient 
world, with the wisdom of the 
fathers, and with the richest and 
most fruitful experience of the race. 
Thru these agencies the history and 
experience of mankind becomes 
focused and crystallized so that the 
student is at once face to face with 
the most vital facts of human ex- 

perience, with the benign influence 
of great personalities, and with the 
compelling power of great truths, 
tested in life's crucible by the fear- 
less struggle and the unbounded. 
faith of his forebears. These facts, 
these ideas, and these truths, thus 
brought to the student, are the ma- 
terials with which he works and 
the means by which he forges his 
character, develops his will and re- 
news and enlarges his outlook on 
life. No other agency affords an 
equal opportunity with the college 
for reaching this end. 

Now. a college founded on Chris- 
tian principles has within its power 
the means of bringing to the student 
such knowledge and experiences of 
the past whereby he may be trained 
and developed according to Chris- 
tian ideals and Christian principles. 
The prospective student, in choosing 
a college, must bear in mind that it 
is not merely knowledge he is after,, 
whatever its value may be, but cer- 
tain ideals and standards, a certain; 
spirit, a definite way of looking at 
things. The college he will thenj 
choose will be the one which fosters 
such ideals, adheres to such 
standards, and has developed such 
a spirit and attitude as will lead 
him into a life of service. 

We are told that the late war has 
brought us to arm's length with the 
whole world. Our contacts with the 
rest of the human race have been 
multiplied, our ideals of service 
have been enlarged, our opportuni- 
ties and responsibilites have in- 
creased proportionately. A glance 
at the present chaotic state of 
Europe with its awful possibilities 



should convince every one that he 
can not afford to be without the 
best training for the duties and re- 
sponsibilities of the next generation. 
The awakening peoples of Europe 
and Asia, thru the development of 
their material and spiritual re- 
sources, will thrust upon us com- 
mercial, industrial, economic, dip- 
lomatic and religious problems 
which will tax the efforts of our 
greatest statesmen, our most pro- 
found thinkers, and our ablest 
leaders. The solution of these 
profound problems will depend 
largely upon the attitude of the peo- 
ples whom the leaders represent. 
May this attitude be one of loyal, 
whole-hearted, unselfish service. 
These conditions come as a chal- 
lenge to all noble-hearted, clear- 
visioned youth of this generation 
and it behooves every one of you 
to get the required training and to 
develop and cherish the attitudes 
and ideals which will lead to lives 
of large endeavors and helpful 
Christian service. Let the college 
help you to prepare for a life of 
such usefulness. 

— Irwin S. Hoffer. 

Notes From the Field 

It must be done, and now it's be- 
gun ! 

Great men and great movements 
are often closely associated. Presi- 
dent Wilson again launched out 
upon the deep for Paris, and Eliza- 
bethtoM'n College upon its en- 
dowment campaign for $400,000. 
These launchings are simultaneous- 
Iv connected. 

Elder I. W. Taylor and Professor 
R. W. Schlosser spent a week in the 
Upper Codorus Congregation, York 
County, Pennsylvania, canvassing for 
funds. This congregation has near- 
ly reached its quota of forty dollars 
per member. With nineteen homes 
to be visited yet and other contribu- 
tions coming in, it is believed this 
congregation will make up its quota. 

Nearly every family visited con- 
tributed to the endowment fund. 
Such hearty and loyal co-operation 
as exhibited in this congregation is 
to be commended. The sacrifice 
made is a noble one and will bring 
blessings in proportion. 

One brother sending his pledge 
of one hundred dollars by mail 
writes: "I will give a little for a 
good cause. I need the money but 
you need it more than I do. When 
we give with the proper spirit we 
are always blessed." 

John Wesley said : 

"Get all you can. 
Save all you can. 
Give all you can." 
Somebody else said : 
"Get all you can. 
But don't can all you get." 

An Epitaph in an English church- 
yard reads : 

"What I spent that I had, 
What I saved that I lost. 
What I gave that I have." 
By the time this issue of Our Col- 
lege Times reaches our readers, the 
Upper Conewago Congregation will 
have been solicited. This is an- 
other congregation in the district of 
Southern Pennsylvania, composed 
of about three hundred members. 



Mrs. Sarah Sunday, an aged woman 
in the cogregation, gave the school 
one thousand dollars several years 

Professor Schlosser. the general 
chairman of the Endowment cam- 
paign, is planing to enter the Back 
Creek Congregation in Frankin 
County after the work is completed 
around East Berlin, Pennsylvania. 

Several teams will be organized 
for canvassing in the near future. 
During April and May the work 
will be hastened on in Southern 

How about the Gibble Science 
Hall? Well, it is coming. A com- 
mittee is at work on the project. 
and in the near future there will be 
Gibble meetings in various places in 
Lancaster and Lebanon counties to 
present the need of the college for 
a Science Hall and to formulate a 
plan for raising the necessary funds. 

We believe in the poem of Edgar 

It Can Be Done 


Somebody said that it couldn't 
But he. with a chuckle, replied 
That "maybe it couldn't," but he 
would be one 
Who wouldn't say so fill he'd 
So he buckled right in, with a trace 
of a grin, 
And if he worried he hid it. 
He started to sing as he tackled the 
That couldn't be done — AND HE 

Somebody scoffed : "Oh, you'll never 
do that; 
At least no one ever had done it." 
But he took off his coat and took off 
his hat 
And the lirst thing we knew he'd 
begun it. 
With the lift of his chin, and a bit 
of a grin, 
Without any doubt or quiddit; 
He started to sing as he tackled the 
That couldn't be done — AND HE 

There are thousands to tell you it 

can't be done; 
There are thousands to prophesy 

failure ; 
There are thousands to enumerate. 

one by one, 

The dangers that Vv^ait to assail 
you ; 
But just buckle in with a bit of a 
Then take off your coat and go to 
Just start in to sing as you tackle 
the thing 
That "cannot be done" — 


We need the school spirit in the 
church, provided there is church 
spirit in the school. In the United 
States ninety-two per cent, of the 
ministers, missionaries, and other 
Christian workers come " from de- 
nominational colleges, and less than 
four per cent, from state schools. 
This proves that the church school 
is absolutely necessary to the pro- 
gress of the church and that every 
sacrifice m.ade for th- ChWstian col- 



lege is a means of hastening the 
coming of the Kingdom. 

In a period of five years one uni- 
versity under church control sent 
out four-fifths as many missionaries 
to the foreign fields as all the state 
universities in America put to- 
gether. In the same period. De- 
pauw University and Ohio Wesley- 
an University sent more mission- 
aries to the foreign field than all 
the state universities combined. 

The state universities are not 
under obligations to give religious 
training but the Christian college 
has this work entrusted to her. On 
this matter of giving a distinctively 
religious education President 
Thompson of Ohio State University 
says: "I am in no way untrue to 
rotate institutions when I say that in 
our day a boy might become a 
Bachelor or a Master of Arts in 
most any of the best of them and be 
as ignorant of the Bible, the great 
literature which it contains, the 
moral and spiritual truth which it 
represents and the fundamental 
principles of religion, the facts and 
methods by which they are defend- 
ed, and their nature and value to 
:society, as if he had been educated 
In a non-christian country. Who is 
to supply this lack, if not the church 
college? Is not the church, with all 
its institutions, set for this duty?" 

The greatest need of to-day is 
for men who are fitted for fellow- 
service in time and for divine fel- 
lowship in eternity. 

Professor Meyer gave several 
talks on the endowment campaign 
in the Mingo and Schuylkill congre- 
gations recently. 

A brother in the Upper Codorus 
Congregation is in favor of en- 
dowing Elizabethtown College be- 
cause "the greatest need of our 
public schools to-day, and probably 
in the future, is and will continue 
to be Christian teachers with a re- 
ligious conscience." The call for 
such teachers is loud and urgent. 
The Christian college can answer it 
if she will. 

Many brethren and sisters so- 
licited thus far have given us their 
Liberty Bonds for the permanent 
endowment fund. Have you thought 
of doing the same? Give them and 
thereby help to maintain a Christian 
college that will send out church 
workers at home and abroad. 

From Elizabethtown College have 
gone forth : fourteen elders, fifty- 
seven ministers, twelve pastors, 
twelve foreign missionaries, one a 
faculty member; scores of Sunday 
School workers, chairman of Gen- 
eral Sunday School Board, officers 
and committee men in the district 
and in the local churches, thirty-six 
professors and instructors on Breth- 
ren college faculties, on every one 
but La Verne College. California. 
1400 students, three hundred and 
fifty graduates. 

Three buildings are contemplated 
for erection in the near future : A 
heating -plant, the Gibble Science 
Hall, and a Ladies' Dormitory. By 
1925 we hope to have an auditorium 
and a library erected as memorials. 
Who will respond to these needs in 
the future? Sometimes there are 
those who ask the question, "Does 
it pay to spend so much money on 
our college?" After seeing the in- 
calculable good done to the com- 



munity, the state, the church, and 
the mission field we feel that it does 
pay in ways more than one. The 
Lebanon Valley College Bulletin of 
February 13. 1918 answers the 
question in 

The Story of Tom 

Tom was a bright fellow. He 
came from the farm. He knew 
nothing of college ways, and not 
much of the town. He had brains 
and a purpose. He entered college 
and it took him four years to reach 
his graduation day. His record was 
excellent. He had many A's. 

A month before graduation he 
wrote his father and mother, far- 
mer folks still, a long letter. To 
them it was a glorious letter. It 
said he was honored by being made 
valedictorian of his class. He said 
he knew it M-as a busy time on the 
farm in June, but that his gradua- 
tion would never mean so much to 
him if they could not attend and 
witness his triumph, the result of 
, their sacrifice. 

They came, honest, plain and 
eager and had a good seat on Com- 
mencement Day. It was all so 
strange, so new. At last it was 
Tom's turn. The valedictory was 
direct, simple, beautiful, wonder- 
ful. The great compan.y cheered 
again and again. Embarrassed, 
bashful, but delighted, Tom sat and 
watched his father and mother 
down in the center of the audience. 

The cheering broke out afresh 
and would not subside until Tom 
came forward and bowed his 
acknowledgments. His happy 
mother fidgeted but kept silence. 

The proud father could stand it no 
longer. Leaning over and touching 
the arm of his wife of the years, 
the delighted farmer said to her in 
a horse whisper: "MARY, THAT, 

He was overheard throughout the 
great audience. Women wept. Men 
wiped away the tears. Students 
laughed for joy. But the people 
who heard and who loved the old 
college said, "It is worth while, 
we'll continue to stand by our 
Christian College.'' 

■ — R. W. Schlosser. 

Why Support and Encourage 
Christian Education 

This is an age of forward move- 
ments ; an age of big things and un- 
selfish altruism. This age demands 
efficiency and sufl'iciency. We have 
come into an age of high attain- 
ments and thorough scholarship. 
Materialism and a distorted prag- 
matism have invaded the secular 
schools, state colleges, and universi- 
ties. Therefore our problem now is 
how to make Christian education 
sufficiently, as well as efficiently 
Christian. "Where there is no vision, 
the people perish." And so we are 
thoroughly convinced that the chief 
duty of the Christian family and of 
the Church is to take their full share 
of the educational burden. 

Education is not a matter of 
choice, it is an absolute necessity. 
The question is not whether we will 
educate our children or not. But it 
is a question as to where we will 



educate them and what kind of a 
school we will help maintain. Chris- 
tian education is right, yea doubly 
right. Christian education not only 
encourages the enterprise of supply- 
ing the conditions w^hich insure 
growth, or adequacy of life, irrespec- 
tive of birth, or fitness, or race, or 
age ; but further than this. Christian 
education fosters the highest type of 
growth, the most satisfying develop- 
ment, the ideal life motivated by 
Christian ideals, leading to the 
"life more abundant." Christian 
education implies the enlistment of 
the sympathy and co-operation of 
all the people engaged in worthy 
efforts. It implies a change of atti- 
tude, viz. a growth in responsive- 
ness, good will, toleration, depend- 
ency, sympathy, morality and in- 

Christianity, says Nicholas Mur- 
ray Butler, is much more important 
in civilization and in life than the 
Sunday-school and pulpit now 
teach. It is more real. It touches 
other interests at more points. The 
problem, then, is not religion and 
education, but religion in education. 
The hope of the Church and the 
world depends on how we support 
our Church schools and colleges. 

The largest monument a man can 
put up for the good of the church 
and the advancement of Christianity 
is not a shaft of marble, it is not a 
legacy to one's children, nor any- 
thing of this sort; but it is to sacri- 
fice for a cause like that of Eliza- 
bethtown College and to give one's 

thousands for the welfare of gen- 
erations still unborn. 

Elizabethtown College has 
launched a large campaign for 
funds. Now there is no member of 
the church of the Brethren in East- 
ern or Southern Pennsylvania, who 
can find a valid reason for standing 
in the way of such an undertaking. 
But on the other hand all are under 
obligations to use their influence 
and to give liberally of their money. 
Should this movement not appeal to 
any, let it be understood that con- 
servatism and the simple life, 
which are very dear to so many of 
us, are possible of preservation only 
by unitedly pushing this campaign 
to completion. Doing this will be a 
credit to the Church. No to do this 
would be an inestimable discredit 
and loss to the welfare of the church 
and the coming of the Kingdom. 

Let us give, not as ^ measure of 
but as an expression of our appreci- 
ation of the value of Christian Edu- 
cation. Elizabethtown College will 
be worthy of the name and the 
church is worthy of the school only 
if we help to bring this endowment 
campaign to a successful close. 
Professor R. W. Schlosser and 
Elder I. W. Taylor are in the field 
pushing the work and every in- 
fluence, others may give toward 
reaching the reciuired goal, will be 
appreciated. Shall we not unite, 
shoulder to shoulder, in this most 
important work? 

— J. G. Meyer. 



Alumni Notes 

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil C. Holsinger, 
('16) are the proud parents of a 
baby boy who first saw the light of 
day on February 22nd 1919. Shall 
we look for this boy to develop 
some of the traits of the Father of 
his Country by virtue of the date of 
his birth. They call him Virgil 
Clair Junior, and thus we place the 
name on the College cradle roll. 

At a recent council meeting held 
in the Spring Creek district at the 
Annville meeting house Simon P. 
Bucher was elected to the ministry. 
At the same meeting Aaron Ging- 
rich and Harry Longenecker were 
elected to the office of deacon. All 
these gentlemen were former stu- 
dents at the College. 

Latest reports tell us that John 
G. Hershey, Jr.. ('16), at present a 
student at Bethany Bible School in 

Chicago, has been elected to the 
ministry. Our College Times prays 
God's blessing upon these young 
men in their newly acquired re- 
sponsible positions in the church. 

Private David Markey. ('18) now 
located at Camp Meade, Maryland 
as a superintendent in the Base Hos- 
pital, while out on furlough visited 
at the College recently. His ac- 
counts of the condition of wounded 
soldiers, who have been brought 
there from the battlefield of France 
for treatment, are quite touching. 
At the request of Professor Ober, 
Mr. Markey addressed the school 
assembled in chapel. The main 
thought that he left with us was 
that of adjusting ourselves to regu- 
lations and rules of those in higher 

— E. Myer. 

The Church School 

The church has fine agencies for 
carrying on her work : the pulpit, 
the press, the Sunday Schools, mis- 
sions, and the schools. Of these 
five the most important, the most 
fundamental, the most far-reaching 
agency is her schools and colleges 
because of the fact that her schools 
train and prepare men and women 
for all five of these agencies, even 
for the schools and colleges them- 

The church schools stand for the 
best and highest type of develop- 
ment and growth found anywhere. 
They stand four-square for Christian 
education. But all education must 
start from the child which fact 
makes it necessary for us to con- 
sider briefly the facts upon which 
the laws of learning and school ad- 
ministration are based and then 
also to stop long enough to get a 
bird's-eye-view of the scope of the 



field that needs to be covered in the 
courses of study. 

The child is born into the world 
possessing a birthright of tendencies 
endowed with a multitude of un- 
learned connections and possibili- 
ties. He is neither good nor bad, he 
is neither moral nor immoral, he is 
unmoral. It is possible for him, 
sooner or later, to respond to every 
good or every evil situation in the 
environment which his parents, the 
community, the church, the school, 
or society have created or are tolera- 
ting for his weal or woe. The roots 
of our impulses, instincts, or orig- 
inal tendencies are fixed in the 
deep soil of heredity, but the in- 
fluences which determine their 
growth and organization are found 
almost entirely in the social en- 
vironment. And it is the work of 
our schools and other educative 
agencies like, the home, the church, 
the Sunday School to work with the 
child's richness of possibilities and 
multitude of unlearned tendencies 
and fixed instincts. The mother, 
teacher, pastor, all aim to create and 
maintain an environment in which 
there are situations and influences 
that encourage and foster right 
tendencies. In fact all true edu- 
cation aims at the strengthening of 
desirable tendencies and the elimin- 
ation or redirection or substitution 
of the undesirable tendencies. 

The original nature of the child 
and his prolonged period of in- 
fancy teach us that the child re- 
ceives first his animal inheritance ; 
he learns to walk, to talk, to feed 
himself, etc.. and then it remains 
for his elders and maturer folk to 
see to it that he comes into his hu- 

man and spiritual inheritance. This 
spiritual inheritance is at least five- 
fold and is largely a concern to his 
parents and teachers during the 
school age from six to thirty. 

First, the child is entitled to his 
scientific inheritance. In other 
words he is entitled to know how 
the heavens declare their glory to 
man, and how the worlds of plant 
and animal and rock have all come 
to unfold the story of the past and 
to enrich us vnth the thought and 
suggestion of the intelligence, the 
design, the order that they mani- 
fest. There can be no sound and 
liberal education that is not based 
on the scientific inheritance of the 
race. The learning of the multi- 
plication table, the learning of the 
necessary methods of research and 
practice, are needful steps by which 
we must mount, and yet they are 
the steps from which how often we 
fall back without having gained any 
vision w^hatever of the land to which 
they are supposed to lead I The 
scientific inheritance is one of the 
very first elements of a modern 
liberal education because it is that 
element which presents itself earli- 
est to the senses of the child. It is 
the element with which he comes 
in immediate sense-contact; to 
which he can first be led ; from 
which he may be made to under- 
stand and draw lessons of the deep- 
est significance for his life and for 
that adaption which is his educa- 

Next there is the vast literary in- 
heritance the phase of the past that 
mankind has during twenty-five 
hundred years most loved to dwell 
upon. It is the side that has cap- 



tivated the imaginatioii, enshrined 
itself in language, and brought 
itself closest to the heart of culti- 
vated man. l^anguage is the 
crystallization of past thought. 
Literature, Biblical and secular, is 
an expression of life in words of 
truth and beauty from the inspired 
poetry of David and the matchle-:? 
prose of the New Testament dov/n 
to the great poetry and prose of che 
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 
It is in the humanities that we find a 
record of the progress of the thought 
Df the race. When we are plodding 
through dreary details of grammar 
and rhetoric we are again on the 
lower rungs of the ladder, the multi- 
plication table of the literary in- 
heritance, the steps that must be 
taken if we are to come to under- 
stand what the great poets of the 
Bible and the seers of past ages 
have revealed to us. And so we 
are to-day putting the literary in- 
heritance side by side with the 
scientific in the the very earliest 
years of the education of the child 
and youth. 

The third element in education i? 
the aesthetic inheritance that feel- 
ing for the beautiful, the pic- 
turesque, and the sublime that has 
always been so great a part of hu- 
man life. This great aspect of 
civilization, this great tide of feel- 
ing that ebbs and flows in every 
human breast, vv^hich makes even 
the dull and inappreciative uncover 
his head as he admires the handi- 
w^ork of God in sky above and earth 
and sea beneath — this, too, is a 
necessary factor in adjusting our- 
selves to the fulness of human con- 
quest and human acquisition. Even 

if we a^-e to be mere hewers of 
wood and (lrc'.v\-ers of water, v.-e 
should sea to it that ihe aesthetic 
inheritance is placed side by side 
with the scientific and the literary 
in the education of the human child. 
Then thei-e is the wonderful in- 
stitutional inheritance which brings 
us into immediate contact with the 
human race itself. We look back 
and see how that institutional life 
has been developed. We see the 
types of thought and opinion of 
Rousseau, of the ancient Sophists, 
and of Socrates. We see the right 
of property, the common law, the 
state, the church, the freedom of, education — one great insti- 
tution after another emerging from 
the mist and taking its part in the 
structure of our modern life. And 
the child must understand that 
though he is an individual he is also 
a member of an organized society, 
an institutional life in which he 
must give and take, share and con- 
sume, defer and obey, adjust and 
correlate, sympathize and co-oper- 
ate, and that without this there 
can be no • civilization and no 
progress. Therefore we have 
wrested that institutional life from 
history, and it is going to-day into 
the education of children all over 
the christian world. In this way 
they are being given their insti- 
tutional inheritance, they are being 
given some insight not alone into 
their rights, which are so easy to 
teach, but into their duties, which 
are so easy to forget. And to-day 
the institutional life that carries 
with it lessons of duty, responsibil- 
ity and necessity for cooperation in 
the working out of high ideals, as 



well as an appreciation of men's 
collective responsibilities is being 
put before children wherever sound 
education is given from the kinder- 
garten to the university. 

Finally there is the religious in- 
heritance of the child. Religion has 
placed the controlling part in edu- 
cation until very recently, though 
it too often played that part in a 
narrow, illiberal and uninformed 
spirit. The progress of events dur- 
ing the nineteenth century, however 
has resulted in greatly altering the 
relation of the religious influence in 
education — at first to education's in- 
calculable gain, and more recently, 
to education's distinct loss. 

It was the influence of democracy 
and Protestantism itself that has 
brought this sweeping change. It 
has now become the duty of the 
family and the church to take up 
their share of the educational bur- 
den otherwise all religious training 
and influence will have forever gone 
out of education and we shall have 
no balanced education at all. Much 
of the world's literature and art. 
and the loftiest achievements of 
men, are. with the religious element 
withdrawn, and without the motive 
of religion to explain them, as bar- 
ren as the desert of Sahara. The 
religious element is an essential 
part of education and the problem 
is not one. of religion and education 
but religion in education. Here is 
the field and place of the Brethren 
colleg'es. To the average college 
student the first book of Milton's 
Paradise Lost is an enigma. The 
epithets, the allusions, and even 
many of the proper names are un- 
familiar. This is due to the ignor- 

ance of the Bible. Here again is a 
large field for our colleges to give 
an account of themselves. The only 
way to hope to give all our children 
their religious inheritances is by em- 
phasizing the work of the Church 
School and the responsibility of the 
Christian home which in turn will 
make larger demands upon our Col- 
leges for special training for these 
special lines of work ; again mak- 
ing the Christian schools and col- 
leges indispensable. 

—J. G. M. 

"Education is not all entertain- 

"Educate a girl and you educate 
a familv." 

"You can't do by inspiration what 
must be done bv education." 

"Not all who are exposed to an 
education take it." — Moore. 

"Remember that in our colleges 
are gathered the very cream of the 
young people of the church — yes, of 
the nation. Nothing is too good for 
them' — Kurtz. 

A poor man said to another, who 
had fifty thousand dollars, "If I had 
as maich money as you. I'd give 
twenty thousand dollars to Chris- 
tian education." But the question is 
not what would you do if you had 
fifty thousand dollars. The ques- 
tion is what are you doing with 
what vou have?" 


Endowment Comparison 

The following table shows the strength of our neighboring col- 
leges with reference to their endowments. This table is based on the 
United States government and state reports for 1916. Since these re- 
ports, many of these colleges have increased their endowments. This 
table shows the imperative need for a substantial endowment fund for 
Elizabethtown College if it is to compete with neighboring colleges in 
getting students and in doing standard college work. 

Av. Endowment 

Endowment No. Students ' Per Student 

Lebanon Valley $ 62,000 443 $ 140 

Susquehanna 72,000 377 191 

Juniata 195,275 341 573 

Ursinus 236,900 202 1,173 

Albright 300,000 188 1,600 

Muhlenberg 302,718 408 742 

Gettysburg 450,000 445 1,011 

Bucknell 468,395 667 702 

Franklin and Marshall. 550,000 291 1,897 

Lafayette 692,000 612 1,137 

Dickinson 780,445 371 2,104 

Lehigh 1,480,000 775 1,910 

Swarthmore 1,643,213 451 ■ 3,644 

Brynmawr 2,185,000 457 4,781 

Haverford 2,517,000 186 13,532 

Carnegie Institute .... . 9,150,000 3.432 2,686 

The Church of the Brethren in Eastern and Southern Pennsyl- 
vania should do their utmost in raising an endowment fund lor Eliza- 
bethtown College so that the work of sending out Christian workers 
at home and abroad may continue. 





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Editor-in-Chief, Floy Souder Crouthamel 

Associate Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

Alumni Editor Elizabeth Myer 

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The Battle of Life 

Life is viewed as a journey, but battle of life." When our course 

'tis much like a wall on earth is viewed in this light 

Which we build, and when what valuable lessons can we 

finished a character call. draw from the experience of hu- 

In the above lines life is i'epre- man beings in an age of struggle 

sented in two ways, as a pilgrim- and strife, alternating victory and 

age and as a building; "the defeat! The brief time one spends 

problem of life" is a stereotyped at school gives color and character 

phrase that reminds us of another to all his subsequent years, so 

common conception of our mortal that the battle of life has already 

career, namely, that of a riddle to begun even in the case of a stu- 

be solved; but perhaps the most dent at college. The same foes he 

significant expression of all is "the will encounter when he enters 


upon his chosen calling are attack- 
ing him now. Just as his attitude 
toward difficulty now tells for 
triumph or disaster, in the same 
way will he ever decide the issue 
in the broad arena of human con- 
flict. Each of us has need of all the 
genius of generalship he can com- 
mand in order to rout his adversary. 
And it may be observed at once that 
the fiercest foes are those within, 
while they are at the same time 
the most subtle. Deep in the re- 
cesses of the heart where lurk the 
propensities, where are formed our 
volitions — there the battle is lost 
or won. Watch your own crafty, 
deceitful heart with a lynx's eye. 
You are your own worst enemy. 
Once you have conquered yourself, 
the rest is easy. He that ruleth 
his own spirit is greater than he 
that taketh a city. So before you 
try to put down external foes, 
crush out rebellion and sedition at 
home. But it is a glorious war that 
we wage against habit, temper, in- 
action, cowardice and it holds out 
to us infinite possibilities. Many a 
brilliant fight that is never re- 
corded deserves brighter laurels 
of praise than those bestowed 
upon Miltiades or Marshal Foch. 
Our enemies then are not the 
Turks and the Tartars. Rather, 
we wrestle with mental darkness, 
fear, evil habit, indecision, selfish- 
ness; as we overcome these we ad- 
vance into the promised land of 
sunny vales, pure desires, enter- 
prise, altruism. 

Whether we shall have success 
or failure in life's undertakings is 
largely conditioned upon our men- 
tal attitude. And first, last, and 

all the time the big word is de- 
cision. A military commander 
must have it. It was Napoleon's 
great asset. "Forty years ago," 
said farmer Henry, "I dropped my 
plug of tobacco into the furrow I 
was plowing and never uncovered 
it again." With the promptness of 
an axe-stroke he cut the rotten out 
of his life and won his victory. 
Decision! "Be sure you are right, 
then go ahead," is a helpful max- 
im. But in the battle of life we 
must take many a chance or we 
will get nowhere. There were 
slingers in the camp of Israel who 
could throw a stone at a hair- 
breadth and not miss, but David 
was the only one who was not 
afraid to take chances with 
Goliath. The dauntless boy acted 
when conscience spoke and before 
fear could put in its argument. 
Bryan says that many young , men 
fail in life because they are afraid 
of making a blunder. Far better 
than to be inactive is it to go 
blundering on. Each time you are 
tripped you have learned a more 
practical lesson than you can 
glean from books. The quickest 
way to learn French is to go 
among the Frenchmen and speak 
it courageously. If you have a part 
to perform in literary society, 
make a brave bluff at it. You will 
have a score of critics and teach- 
ers, friends and enemies to set you 
right. To stahd shivering on the 
bank and finally to wade in by 
painful inches is not the best vray 
to learn to swim. Plunge in head 
first and strike out for the shore. 
For all your foundering and sput- 
tering you are learning fast. Con- 


fidence will quickly come. And so 
in the battle of life, tackle your 
enemy as soon as you see him and 
you will sweep him off his feet; 
brave the cold and rise at once in 
the morning; enter heartily into 
the rigid discipline that hardens 
your muscles and accelerates the 
current of your blood ; make your- 

self possessor of the sterner vir- 
tues; do not shrink from the diffi- 
cult lesson; walk with an elastic 
step ; kindly but firmly speak your 
convictions, don't go with the 
crowd ; resist the devil ; and so you 
are fighting the battle of life. 

—J. S. H. 

Literary Notes 

If We Knew 

"Could we but draw back the cur- 

That surround each other's lives, 
See the naked heart and spirit. 

Know what spur the action 
gives — 
Often we would find it better. 

Purer than we judge we would; 
We would love each other better,' 

If we only understood. 

Could we judge all deeds by mo- 
See the good and bad within, 
Often we would love the sinner 

All the while we loathed the sin. 
Could we know the powers work- 
To o'erthrow integrity, 
We would judge each other's er- 
With more patient charity. 

If we knew the cares and trials. 
Knew the efforts all in vain, 

And the bitter disappointment — 
Understood the loss and gain — 

Would the grim external rough- 

Seem, I wonder, just the same? 
Would we help where now we 
Would we pity where' we blame? 

Ah! we judge each other harshly, 

Knowing not life's hidden force; 
Knowing not the fount of action 

Is less turbid at its source ; 
Seeing not amid the evil 

All the golden grains of good; 
Oh ! we'd love each other better 

If we only understood." 

At The Wild Cat's Call 

At last the sun had set. The 
day had been hot for the glaring 
planet had sent its blazing heat on 
the desert sand and made the air 
quiver with heat. By common con- 
sent, the people of San Tucas had 
kept the afternoon as a sort of 
half holiday. Now they were be- 
ginning to show some signs of life. 

Major Remington walked out of 
the hotel where he had spent the 
afternoon trying to read and keep 
awake. As he strolled down the 


narrow, paved street he saw a 
young man approaching who was 
also in uniform. At a first glance 
he might have been taken for an 
ordinary soldier but he soon gave 
one an impression of being a dar- 
ing and exceedingly reckless 
American. His handsome face 
lighted up when he saw the major. 
"What is the program for to- 
?»ight. sir," he asked as soon as he 
was within speaking distance. 

"There you go again," said the 
major smiling goodnaturedly, 
"Can't you forget business for just 

"How can I forget or forgive 
these blackhearted Mexicans who 
hanged my brother and compelled 
me to witness the scene," re- 
turned the youth, his handsome 
face setting itself in hardened lines 
and his eyes flashing dangerously. 
"I will never rest until I find the 
man who led that mob." 

"I know you hate them and I 
have no reason to love them but I 
believe it is too hot for the lazy . 
scoundrels to start anything to- 
night," said the major. 

While the men were talking 
they had been walking and were 
now standing on the bank of the 
Rio Grande. They were looking 
over its smooth flowing waters 
when they heard shuflfling foot- 
steps near by. Instantly they 
turned with their hands at their 
hips for their heavy service re- 
volvers hanging there had render- 
ed service more than once at the 
first approach of the enemy. 

But their fears were groundless 
for the person approaching in the 
dim light of the fading day was an 

old man who walked as if he were 
very tired. He was dressed like 
most of the inhabitants of the bor- 
derlands. He wore a broad rim- 
med hat beneath whose rim his 
shining ratlike eyes flashed as he 

After he was near them he 
looked up to the elder man and 
said: "Major Remington?" 

"That's what they call me," re- 
plied the major. The halfbreed 
grunted his reply and produced 
from the lining of his hat, a 
crumpled piece of paper which he 
handed to the major. 

Henderson, the major's com- 
panion, suppressed his curiosity and 
eyed the messenger while the ma- 
jor read the message. That per- 
son evidently did not like to be 
critically examined, for he pulled 
his hat farther over his eyes and 
turned his head away. 

As soon as the major was thru 
reading he handed Henderson the 
note with an oath and said, "It 
seems as if those rascals are al- 
ways hunting trouble." 

The lieutenant took the note and 
read "Dear Major," I found out 
that about fifteen Mexicans and 
halfbreeds are going to raid the 
ranch tonight. Can you come and 
help protect us? — Laroe. 

"What will you do about it," 
it," asked Henderson. 

"What can I do but help him 
out," answered the major, "for 
Laroe is a good friend of mine and 
he only has, at most, half a dozen 
cowboys on the place." 

"Are you sure it is his writing," 
asked the Lieutenant. 


"It is too dark to ascertain ex- 
actly but it must have come from 
the ranch." Now Henderson you 
go up to camp and get about twen- 
ty of the boys and start for the 
ranch and I will go to the hotel for 
my horse and catch up with you 
before you get very far." 

''Will twenty be enough sir," 
asked Henderson. 

"I guess it will, we must let 
some here around the town and 
camp you know," returned the 

Then both noticed that the mes- 
senger had disappeared while they 
were talking. Henderson started 
on a swift trot for the camp and 
Major Remington went into the 

Meanwhile the aged messenger 
proved himself to be a lively 
sprinter for until the major had 
reached the hotel he was about 
three miles from San Lucas and 
was still traveling at a rapid rate. 
Soon, however, he slacked his 
speed as he entered a ravine. Soon 
he w^histled softly and then lis- 
tened. After listening a few min- 
utes he whistled again, this time a 
little louder. This was answered 
by a low whistle near him and 
then three men came out of a 
clump of bushels. 

"Well, how did you make out," 
whispered the first one. 

"All right and I found out their 
plans besides" answered the mes- 

"How did you do it," asked an- 
other of the forms. 

Well, I took the note to them 
with this old man's beard on; here 
the ex-messenger pulled off his 

false beard revealing his Mexican 
jaw. After they read it I listened 
to the order Remington gave that 
young Lieutenant and it couldn't 
have been better. Henderson is 
taking some troops on that wild 
goose chase and Remington will 
follow. That will be our time. 
"Listen ! There come some horse- 
men now and I'm sure it must be 
Henderson and his bunch. Get in- 
to the bushes quick!" 

Had that bunch of young Ameri- 
cans known what those bushes 
concealed this story would be 

The villians waited patiently and 
after about half an hour they 
heard a horse coming at a swift 
gallop. The horsemen drew near- 
er and at last they could see the 
dark figure of the horseman. A 
swish of a lariat leaping from the 
hand of a well trained cowboy, a 
break in the horse's regular beat 
of hoofs and then a wild scamper 
and a fall of a body completed 
the successful trick of the out 

Major Remington was stunned 
by the fall and was picked up by 
the villians. bound and gagged and 
throv\'n across a horse. Then they 
rode down the valley, across the 
Rio Grande into the Mexican ter- 
ritory. After 'travelling about five 
miles they came to a creek and 
rode into it and then up thru the 
water to stop any pursuers whom 
they suspected would be on hand. 
They followed the stream for 
about three miles and then rode in- 
to a cave. 

But what of Henderson and his 
party? They rode on wondering 



at the major's delay and at last 
came to the ranch. To their sur- 
prise everything was peaceful and 
Laroe said he never sent a note. 
The soldiers were angry for they 
were ready to fight after being 
routed out of their quarters to ride 
two hours for nothing. Henderson 
was angry too but now he w^as sure 
it must have been some trick and 
that Remington must have suf- 
fered from it since he hadn't come. 

They returned to camp but 
couldn't trial Remington until day- 
light. The soldiers turned to their 
bunks but there was no sleep for 
the Lieutenant. He knew that 
Remington was a man that never 
went about with his eyes shut and 
Henderson hoped that he might 
return before morning. But morn- 
ing came and with it the searching 
expedition. In vain did the young 
lieutenant search for his missing 
superior. - They tracked the horses 
to the bank of that creek and 
three days of search ended in dis- 

That evening a telegram came 
for the Major and Henderson 
opened it and read: 

El Paso, Tex. 
Sept. 10, '20 
Dear Dad — 

Will reach your 
camp tomorrovv' sometime on bike. 


The major had often talked to 
Henderson of his son who was go- 
ing to West Point Military Acad- 
emy but he had not told him that 
the boy was coming to Texas. But 
here it was in black and white. 
Henderson hardly knew whether 
he should be glad or sorry for the 

news but concluded that the boy 
was no coward from the way his 
father had talked of him. 

The next day Henderson stayed 
in camp to await the arrival of 
young Remington. About noon 
he was standing outside of his tent 
when he saw a cloud of dust in the 
distance. He kneAv it was no horse 
by the rapid approach of the cloud 
so he concluded it must be the 
younger Remington. The rider 
was coming at breakneck speed 
and when he caught sight of the 
tents he threw on the breaks so 
suddenly that the machine almost 
buried itself in the loose sand and 
then fell over. 

Young Remington picked him- 
self up and then approached the 
Lieutenant and said, "That's not 
what I call a graceful dismount 
but it served the purpose. Do you 
know where daddy or rather ma- 
jor Remington is?" 

Lieutenant Henderson looked 
into the frank face of the boy and 
was sorry he had to break bad 
news to him but it was his duty 
and the only way so he said, "That 
is what I would like to know." 

"Why what is the matter," 
asked Jack. 

Then Henderson told the youth 
briefly of the major's disappear- 
ance. Henderson was a good judge 
of human nature and he watched 
the boy closely as he told his story. 
He saw the expressions of disap- 
pointment, sorrow, anger and final- 
ly determination flit over his face 
and saw that this lad had many of 
the traits of the elder Remington 
and at once they were drawn to 
each other. 


Together they talked over the 
matter, together they spent days 
in fruitless search, together they 
watched for a clue together they 
mourned the loss of a friend and 
a father, and together they hoped. 

One night, about a week after 
Jack's arrival the Lieutenant was 
returning from some scout duty 
and was passing thru San Lucas 
with about a dozen troops, he 
heard shots from the direction of 
the hotel. All was confusion when 
they reached the hotel. They were 
at the door in a bound. Every man 
had his revolver dravvn when Hen- 
derson forced open the door. 

The room was filled with smoke 
and before Henderson could tell 
what was going on some one 
yelled, "The soldiers! The sol- 
diers!" Then there was a grand 
rush for the windows and doors. 

"Watch out for Mexicans," 
commanded Henderson and the 
soldiers did. It was soon seen that 
all who tried to get out were 
Mexicans and the soldiers cap- 
tured them as fast as they came 
out. Then | Henderson again 
pushed open the door. 

"What has happened here," he 
asked of a few burly cowboys 
standing near. 

One of them answered in 
broken English, "Bandits come. 
Order money out of cash box. Man 
no give. Then fight. Me fight 

This Henderson heard as he 
hurried over to where two bodies 
were lying motionless in the mid- 
dle of the floor. He turned the 
first form over and dropped on his 
knee with an exclamation of sur- 

prise. The face he upturned was 
that of Jack Remington. Then he 
tore open his coat and felt the 
heart beat, Jack had only fainted 
from loss of blood. One was sent 
for water, another for medicine, 
another for bandages. 

At last Jack showed signs of re- 
turning life. He tried to sit up but 
the cut in his side made him wince 
with pain. He stared about the 
room wildly and then pointed to 
the bar and said fainly. "Back 
there. I have him," and fell back 
in another faint. 

Henderson ordered some men to 
carry young Remington to the 
camp and then went back of the 
bar to see who was there. At the 
farther end lay a young man 
wearing a mask. Examination 
showed that he had also fainted 
but had one arm broken. In each 
hand, with a deathlike grasp, he 
held a heavy revolver. Both per- 
sons were hurried to the camp. 

Henderson was the surgeon of 
the camp and after he had fixed 
and bandaged young Remington's 
wounds he went over to where the 
young bandit lay. He tore off the 
mask and cap and started back in 
amazement. It revealed the face 
of a beautiful girl. Her soft brown 
curls lay' looselj^ on the white pil- 
low and the deathlike paleness of 
her lovely face filled Henderson 
with awe. 

A week passed. During that 
time the girl and Jack had both 
become well enough to walk but 
the girl was obliged to have her 
arm in a sling. All that they could 
get her to tell was that her name 
was Polly Cornez. But another im- 



portant thing happened during 
that week which Henderson noted 
with care. He noticed that Polly 
and Jack had formed a very in- 
timate friendship and the young 
lieutenant fancied he could see 
the lovelight shine from the beau- 
tiful girl's eyes when she looked at 

The next evening they were sit- 
ting on the bank of the Rio Grand. 
The girl was chatting gayly but 
Jack stared into the troubled wa- 

"Jack," she whispered at last, 
"what is it?" Then he blurted it 
all out. It was the old, old story 
and then the question. Would she 
accept him? 

For a long time she gazed at 
the setting sun. Then the soul of 
that bandit girl melted. 

"I must tell you my story," she 
answered. "To begin with I am. 
and never was anything but a ban- 
dit girl. My father, or one of the 
bandits stole me somewhere, some- 
time. Well, I never was a coward 
and soon I became the leader of 
our bunch after my benefactor 
had been killed. I was the one 
who made most of these raids on 
banks and hotels. I was the one 
whom your father hated most and 
I was the one who had him cap- 

"Then you know where my fa- 
ther is," asked the youth almost 

"Yes and listen." Tonight at 
twelve o'clock he is to be hung. 
Oh ! we can save him yet if you 
will only listen to me," said the 
girl looking anxiously into the 
white drawn face of the youth. 

Oh ! how could he bear it. Here 
was the only girl he had ever 
loved, the murderer of his father. 

"If there is hope tell me quick- 
ly," he demanded, his spirit of 
youth returning. 

"I will write a note and send it 
to them as soon as we get to camp, 
we have six hours to go on yet," 
she said. 

They hurried to the camp and 
there met Lieutenant Henderson. 

"What is wrong with you chil- 
dren," he asked. 

Quickly Polly told him their 
situation. Then she said, with an 
air of one born to command "I 
will give you the note to deliver. 
Go and get Jack's motorcycle." 

"I'll go and get him," said Jack. 

"But your side," answered the 
Lieutenant. "You know you 
couldn't stand it, besides you must 
stay with the girl." 

"Here's the note," interrupted 
Polly and the Lieutenant read — 
Brother — Return major Henderson 
with this man in exchange for me. 
I'm a captive — Captain of night 

"Now listen," commanded the 
girl anxiously, "Ride fast until you 
come to the place where you lost 
your trail. Then ride three miles 
along that creek. Stop your mo- 
torcycle and walk about half a 
mile. Then shoot twice in succes- 
sion. If the signal is answered by 
two more in succession, whistle 
three times and then someone will 
be on hand to take care of you — 
give them the note. Now go! Go 
with all your might." 

"Wait Henderson," called Jack 
I can't stay here and not know if 




you rescue father until you return. 
I have a whistle on my motorcycle 
that sounds like a wild cat. That 
will carry for miles in this atmos- 
phere. As soon as you rescue him 
and start for home blow it. 

"All right," answered Hender- 
son," now let me go. I have only 
four hours till midnight." 

He jumped on the motorcycle 
and was off like a flash. That 
night they listened for that call. 
The air was cool and all was as 
still as death. Neither spoke yet 
each knew the other's thoughts. 
The village clock struck nine. Hen- 
derson was gone an hour. 

A struggle was on in the soul of 
the youth, of yesterday ; a man to- 
day. Here was the woman he 
loved better than life itself, yet 
if they didn't hear that call she 
would be to blame for the murder 
of his father. Could he marry her 
then or could he drown that love 
that was tearing at his heart- 
strings? The village clock struck 

They w^ere standing close to- 
gether and then they turned and 
their eyes met. He knew she was 
shivering with fear and he was 
trembling as a result of that aw- 
ful suspense. He cursed himself 
for his weakness but in that same 
breath knew that he could never 
drown that love. 

Then far out over the barren 
lands they heard the long drawn 
call of the wild cat whistle. 

The youth turned to the girl and 
held out his arms. She moved to- 
ward him and whispered "Re- 
deemed at last," and their hearts 
which thrilled together talked a 

language lips can never learn. The 
village clock struck the midnight 

— H. R. 

The Value of Elementary English 

Compared with the Value of 

Secondary School and 

College English 

Much might be said .by way of 
introduction about the history of 
the mother tongue, and of the rich 
meaning it should have for a peo- 
ple who are bound together by 
it as perhaps by no other tie, ex- 
cept the tie of Christian love, the 
syllables of which we were first 
taught to lisp in our mothers' 
arms. Suffice it to say that unless 
we have come to regard the Eng- 
lish language as the one to which 
we owe more than to any other, 
we have not yet recognized the 
great binding force that has bound 
together, not only a family or a 
community of people, but a great 
nation, politically and socially — 
the nation to which we as citizens 
owe allegiance. 

Going back to the home, and to 
the parents and children in that 
home, how many of you after a 
moment's reflection can recall, 
with me, the home you were in 
where parents and children, down 
to the youngest child, ad- 
dressed each other in the purest 
English? No, that does not mean 
that the youngest child could pro- 
nounce every word or ever-'' sylla- 



ble of the word perfectly. Most 
likely he could not, but at least 
the mother or father did not ad- 
dress him in the same babyish ac- 
cent he used, but always in the 
clearest accent and best, gram- 
matical English. They did not even 
tease in 'baby talk,' for they never 
teased at all, nor allowed others to 
tease their children. 

On the other hand, can you re- 
call the home you have seen in 
which you could scarcely have ex- 
pected the baby to learn pure Eng- 
lish words, because he was seldom 
addressed in anything but baby 
gibberish? What a pity that pure 
English does not come instinctive- 
ly! Well, for this child some baby 
words for water, for spoon, etc., 
had to be invented, or at least re- 
peated after the child, by the par- 
ents themselves, as the clearest 
terms for the child to understand 
and to repeat, as they thought. 
But what is worse, such gibberish 
— for one can hardly call them 
words and sentences — were not 
only invented and repeated a num- 
ber of times, but were allowed to 
become so much a part of the 
child that he continued to use 
them long after he was able to ex- 
press his wants in the clearest 
terms and accents, when angry or 

Even worse than this gibberish 
is the slang which some parents 
and teachers condone and sad to 
say use themselves too frequently. 
How often have you caught your- 
self replying to a child in the same 
baby terms he used in addressing 
you? Or did you persist in trying 

to help him lisp the word a little 
more distinctly? 

With all due respect to the 
fondness that prompts a mother or 
a father to caress a child with 
loving, yet meaningless, phrases; 
is it after all genuine love that di- 
rects a parent consciously to allow 
bonds to be formed that certainly 
must later be eliminated? 

I have another word to throw 
out to you as future fathers and 
mothers and teachers, and to all 
of us as friends of children. Why 
teach children, or at least permit 
them to use, words concerning 
their bodies and the functions of 
their bodies which are not only 
meaningless in and of themselves; 
but, what is worse, are positively 
dangerous to the morals of the 
child? Oh, for an awakening in 
the home and in the school — par- 
ticularly on the playground — to 
the value of correct English words 
to be used in this respect! Has it 
ever occurred to you that the use 
of the right words by parent, or 
teacher, or playmate, accom- 
panied by seriousness of tone and 
dignity of manner, might tend to 
make the body or the functions of 
the body seem less secretive and 
more sacred to the impressionable 
child? By the right words I mean 
the words that he will later find 
in his physiology perhaps — words 
that can at least be found in the 
dictionary. Why, I say, not use 
and train the child to use the cor- 
rect word — for there is always a 
correct word — instead of the term 
which is not only bad because it is 
no English word at all, but chiefly 
because it besmirches and be- 



clouds the mind of the child. Es- 
pecially, is this true among play- 
mates, when too often the very 
words, and the very tone of the 
voice in which they are uttered, 
darken and taint the mind of the 
innocent child. For more wide- 
awake parents and teachers to put 
a wall, as it were, about the 
morals and habits of their children 
in the form of pure, unadulterated 
English! We hear so much about 
discipline. When and where can 
it be better applied than in the 
formation of right habits in the 
use of good English? 

What I have just said, I think, 
will at once suggest the import- 
ance of English in the elementary 
schools as compared with second- 
ary school and College English. It 
is a sad fact that too often the 
work of the elementary schools, in- 
stead of beginning at once to build 
a strong English structure upon a 
well-laid foundation of good home 
training, is first to tear down a 
poorly, yes badly, laid foundation, 
then to build anew, and finally in 
later years to rear the structure. 

May be, in the case of some of 
us, this foundation previously laid 
was a 'Pennsylvania Dutch' foun- 
dation. Even if it was, I'm not so 
sure that it was not just as good 
or even better than the one laid 
in coarse, ungrammatical English. 
To tear down the former and re- 
build, to me, would seem to be 
just as easy and surer than the lat- 
ter. At any rate, the parent who 
conscientiously teaches his child 
the best Pennsylvania Dutch he 
knows, because he and all his kin 
speak it, deserves less blame than 

the parent who consciously per- 
mits his child to repeat his coarse, 
unrefined English. Nevertheless, be 
that as it may, to say that we are 
Pennsylvania Dutch is to acknow- 
ledge that we are hampered in our 
English speech. Consequently it is 
for us to face the challenge and to 
surmount the difficulty. 

The elementary school then as 
compared with the secondary 
school and college deals with the 
child in the formative period of its 
life ; and if the elementary school 
fail in this all-importdlnt construc- 
tive work, the liklihood is that the 
high-school nor college will be 
able to build very effectively. 

In the years of elementary 
school life, the child forms habits 
in pronunciation, accent, articula- 
tion, etc., the effects of which are 
rarely entirely shaken off in high- 
school or college. His vocabulary 
is in process of formation. New 
word forms and sentence struc- 
tures confront him daily, and 
make deep and lasting inroads 
upon his plastic mind. 

During these years too his habits 
and tastes in English are being 
formed through the exercises in 
language work, reading and speak- 
ing. He learns to read clearly and 
distinctly and in a manner expres- 
sive of his thoughts and feelings, 
or else he learns to read in a sing- 
songy, hum-drum sort of way 
which is neither clear to himself 
nor to his listeners, and in a man- 
ner which is expressive of what he 
does not feel and does not under- 
stand. The same applies to his 
speech in recitation or in conversa- 
tion. The habits he forms in clear. 



distinct, emphatic expression of 
correct English will doubtlessly 
follow him through high-school 
and college, and through life ; but 
the contrary is also true. Habits 
formed in vague, indistinct expres- 
sion or badly correlated words and 
phrases in his speech or composi- 
tion are likely to follow him just 
as closely and just as far. 

His taste for prose and poetry ; 
his love for description or narra- 
tive ; his love for heroes and for 
ideals; for just stories or real 
truths, in literature — may all be 
cultivated or suppressed. 

His composition work, perhaps 
more than his oral expression in 
English, reveals his true concep- 
tion of the thoughts and ideals he 
has imbibed from his reading or 
observation, and most of all the 
conception he has of what English 
words and constructions will best 
express those thoughts and ideals 
when put in concrete English sen- 
tences. Here again there may be 
fostering or suppression, accom- 
paniment of satisfyingness or an- 
noyingness, until the result will be 
great achievement in the right di- 
rection or, perchance, a retrogres- 
sion in the wrong direction, either 
of M^hich will be as lasting as the 
other and will follow the child 
through his entire life. 

The fact is, the child's mind in 
this period is much like plastic 
clay; bonds are easily formed and 
strengthened may be easily redi- 
rected or eliminated. The child 
does largely what you tell it to do. 
It makes little selection of its own. 
The teacher leads the way and he 
follows. Not so, to the same ex- 

tent at least, in high-school. He 
then begins to assert its own no- 
tions. His mind becomeis less plas- 
tic ; bonds are less easily formed 
and modified. He no longer accepts 
everything just as it is offered. His 
habits of expression, accent, choice, 
etc., have become fixed to a great 
extent. The same is true, but to a 
still greater degree, in college. 
Here we simply build the super- 
structure, and whether strong or 
weak, depends largely on the foun- 
dation laid in earlier years. 

Let us then, one and all use and 
advocate the use of the best 
language within each one's power 
for the sake of the children who 
are following in our footsteps, in- 
asmuch as words not only bespeak 
a childs desires and clothe a 
child's thoughts, but also color 
each individual's entire thought- 

— Anna Wolgemuth. 

"It is worth something in the 
larger outlook of human life for 
young people to spend their college 
years in an environment where 
Christianity is not only tolerated (if 
indeed not repudicated), but appre- 
ciated and encouraged." — Ellis. 

"Perfect wisdom hath four parts, 
viz., wisdom, the principle of do- 
ing things aright; just, the' principle 
of doing things equally in public 
and private ; fortitude, the principle 
of not flying danger, but meeting it ; 
and temperance, the principle of 
subduing desires and living moder- 
ately." —Plato. 



Religious News 

Deputation Work by the Student 

The student volunteer move- 
ment is gaining a firm foothold and 
is receiving nation wide recogni- 
tion; the effects of its work are 
felt and the results are seen over 
the entire world. 

The more our people know 
about the movement and the work 
done bj' it the more it will be ap- 
preciated and supported. The lit- 
tle group of volunteers which is at 
Elizabethtown College is only a 
very small part of this great move- 
ment, yet in its school community 
it is a unit. Each volunteer feels 
that there is more to do than mere- 
ly express his or her willingness to 
be guided by God. They must 
move or else God cannot guide. 

While it is true, as the name 
student suggests, these volunteers 
are yet in school but there are 
many things in which they can 
busy themselves w^hile at school — 
to impart their joy; to get others 
to join their ranks with word and 
deed ; and especially get in touch 
with the young people thruout the 
school district. They realize that 
to be the most helpful they must 
be understood and to accomplish 
this, they and the nature of the 
work done by them must be known 
to the good people of the school 
districts. The very best way to be- 
come acquainted is to come to 
Elizabethtown College and while 
staying there join the ranks of the 
volunteer. However, this is im- 

possible for all to do, so the stu- 
dent volunteers have volunteered 
to go out among the different con- 
gregations as they are called upon, 
to give missionary programs. In 
so doing several things are accom- 
plished — the volunteers become 
better acquainted with the people 
of the districts which they repre- 
sent; inspiration is given and re- 
ceived, and the cause of Christian 
missions is supported. 

The work of the Volunteers had 
been partly suspended during the 
first half of the year because of the 
influenza epidemic. However since 
the second half of the school year 
has begun, eighteen programs 
have been given. All in different 
Congregations except one. The fol- 
lovv'ing are the congregations that 
have been visited by the Volun- 
teers : Lancaster, Harrisburg, Me- 
chanicsburg, Baerville, Lititz, Eph- 
rata. Mountville. Fredericksburg, 
Little Swatara, Pinegrove, Hatfield, 
Quakertown, Lebanon. Myers- 
town, Hanover, Black Rock and 
Hanoverdale. Several programs 
are yet to be given. 

In every meeting God's presence 
was manifested. The interest was 
good and as far as is known every- 
body was much benefitted. The 
following is a typical program as 
rendered: ''The Call of the World," 
**Non-Christian Religions of the 
World," "The Consecrated Life," 
"The Missionary Church of To- 
day." Occasionally if desired spe- 
cial music is given and at times a 



Not all the congregations which 
want programs can be served this 
year but next year the volunteers 

will again be willing to serve in 
His name. 

— E. W. 

School Notes 

Springtime is here again! 

The bargain man of College Hill 
— Mr, Nice. 

"Funny" Royer caught a min- 
now after ten hours' hard work. 

Professor Hoffer (in Algebra 
class) "and then proceed as if go- 
ing on." 

Ask Miss Wagner why she uses 
the expression "mark you" so fre- 

Mr. Zendt has a brown hat, 
brown suit, brown shoes and 
Brown — 

Miss Hershey would like to be 
in Chemistry class to receive elec- 
tric shocks. 

Mr. Basehore was heard to re- 
mark — I think I'll give (be) a 

Miss Zug (in History class) — 
The negroes had no brains to run 
machinery with. 

Ask Clayton Reber to read his 
new book entitled, "Ten Arabian 
Nights in a Bar Room," 

Miss Gross, after over a week of 
illness has decided to come to 
school again "for a change." 

Oh you Seniors! we know that 
you are priveledged characters so 
you don't need to "blow about it." 

Miss Brubaker (in Rhetoric) — 
Miss Price how do you fold a let- 

Miss Price — So that the begin- 
ning can be found. 

Miss Spangler (pointing to a lit- 
tle girl) "Mr. Basehore is that 
your little sister Jim," 

Miss Baer ( in Civics class) — 
Miss Zook discuss the death of 
Benjamin Franklin. 

Miss Zook — He was buried by 
his wife in Christ Church. 

Mis-understandings will occur 
but can you beat this; Miss 
Crouthamel touring Memorial Hall 
in quest of Professor Hoffer while 
he was in the reception room sigh- 
ing, looking at his watch, straight- 
ening his tie, and sighing again. 

During the latter part of April, 
Rudolph Zeigler had a "swelled 
head." But the cause of it was 
neuralgia and not self-importance. 

Mr. David Markey has been a 
recent visitor at College Hill. Mr. 
Markey has just been mustered out 
of service and expects to go on 
with his school work soon. The 
three white service stripes he 
wears shows more than eighteen 
months' of service for Uncle Sam. 
Glad to see you back again Mr. 
Markey ! 

Professor H. H. Nye and J. G, 
Meyer conducted a Bible Institute 
at Westminster, Maryland. They 
brought greetings to the student- 
body from the homes of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Royer, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Bixler, patrons of the college. 



Brother Graybill, missionary on 
a furlough from Sweden, con- 
ducted the chapel services and 
gave us a short talk one day re- 
cently. A few days afterward Sis- 
ter Graybill also visited us and 
conducted chapel services. Both 
were students here several years 
ago but have been laboring in 
Sweden for the last seven and one 
half years. 

Mr. Rhinehart who strained a 
ligament in his arm a few weeks 
ago has returned to his home. He 
first saw the local physician and 
then was taken to the Lancaster 
Hospital. The condition of the arm 
is somewhat serious and. therefore, 
he went home that it might be 
given careful attention. 

One day in bookkeeping some of 
our promising students v/ere amus- 
ing themselves by slipping innocent 
looking folded papers to one an- 
other. One young lady seemed to 
be the center of attraction for the 
papers until Professor Via asked. 
Miss Hershey how does your 
"notes receivable" account look? 

We are glad to state that the 
patrons of our school are showing 

a greater interest in us. On May 
the first we were visited by 
Brother and Sister Frederick, 
Brother and Sister Crouthamel, 
parents of Miss Crouthamel of the 
faculty, and Brother A. H. Royer, 
Brother Royer conducted- the chap- 
el services and gave us a short talk 
on the "Value of Going to School." 


Wife — John, there's a burglar at 
the silver and another in the pan- 
try eating my pies. 

Get up and call for help. 

Hub (at window) — Police! Doc- 

Ist Citizen — What is the reason 
why the American soldiers are 
called doughboys? 

2nd Citizen — Because the allies 
"kneaded" them and they were 
turned out by "Baker." 

Why are soldiers always tired 
the first of April? 

Because they have just finished 
a March of thirty-one days. 

— H. R. 

Keystone Society Notes 

Spring ! 

"Let's finish the job." 

"Over the top," with our efforts. 

Spring fever can not kill brawny, 
brainy and and brave K. L. S. 

Since our last report we have 
had quite a variety of excellent 

programs. We here present a few 
examples of theprograms given : 

Historical Program 

History of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, Miss Emma Ziegler; History 
of Schools of Elizabethtown, Miss 
Martha Oberholtzer; Reading, Miss 



Mary Ebling; History of Churches 
of Elizabethtown, Mr. Stanley 
Ober; History of Masonic Homes, 
Mr. Raymond Wenger; Music, His- 
tory of Industries of Elizabeth- 
tcv\'n, Mr. Horace Raffensperger. 

Anniversary Program 

Invocation. Elder I. W. Taylor; 
Vocal Solo, "Calvary," Miss Har- 
riet Bartine ; Opening Address, 
Vice-President, J. D. Reber, '15; 
Oration, "Self-Sacrifice," Rudolph 
Ziegler; Recitation, "The Painter 
of Seville," Miss Mildred S. Baer; 
Ladies' Quartette, "Song-Bird of 
Night;" Address, "Making The 
Most of Life, Rev. Geo, Capetan- 
ios; Men's Glee Club. "My Lady 
Sleeps;" Benediction. Professor J. 
S. Harley. 

Educational Program 

Music ; The Value of English in 
the Elementary schools Compared 
with the value of Secondary School 
and College English, Miss Anna 
Wolgemuth; "Educational Aims," 
Mr. Clarence Ebersole ; My Re- 
actions on Moore's, "What is Edu- 
cation," Miss Sara Shisler; "A Su- 
pervisor should measure not the 
declared intentions of a teacher 
but the achieved results of each 
individual pupil. Miss Bucher; Ad- 
dress, Formal Discipline, Professor 
I. S. Hoffer and an Oration, "De- 
mocracy in Education," Miss Su- 
pera Martz. 

Memorial Program 

Music by audience. Star Spangled 
Banner; Oration, Star of Democ- 
racy, Mr. John Graham; Mixed 

Quartet, Brave Hearts Sleep On, 
Misses Harriet Eberly and Emma 
Ziegler and Messrs. Chester Royer 
^^.nd Ephraim Meyer; Reading, 
"A Rendezvous v^ith Death" and 
"In Flander's Fields," Miss Kath- 
ryn Zug; Address, In Memoriam, 
Professor H. K. Ober; Planting 
Trees in honor of Walter Eshleman 
and Abram Heisey who both died 
in the service of our Country. 
Messrs. George Neff and J. D. Re- 
ber comrades of these boys 
planted the trees. 

The K. L. S. met in regular pri- 
vate session April 25, for the pur- 
pose of electing officers to serve 
during May. The result of the elec- 
tion is as follows : President, Mr. 
Raymond Wenger; Vice President, 
Mr. John Herr; Secretary, Miss 
Kathryn Zug and Critic and Cen- 
sor, Professor J. G. Meyer. 

— N. M. 


Rebekah Sheaifer, '13, will fin- 
ish the College course at Ursinus 
College in June. 

W. Scott Smith, '15 has returned 
from active service in France, and 
is now working on his father's farm 
near Elizabethtown. 

Mrs. Jennie Miller, '05 played 
the wedding march for her niece, 
Miss Esther Miller, who was mar- 
ried at her home at 518 East King 
Street, in Lancaster. 

Rev. Nathan Martin, of Rheems, 
a former student of the College, 
moved to Lebanon on Monday, 
April 14th, where he will take ac- 
tive part in working up the inter- 



ests of the Church of the Brethren. 

Married — Charles L, Zook and 
Kathryn Graybill on Mar. 20, 1919. 
They will reside at Millport, Lan- 
caster County, where Mr. Zook is 
employed on his father's flour 

President H. K. Ober was chosen 
as a delegate to represent the Sun- 
day School Board of the Church of 
the Brethren at a meeting of the 
International Sunday School Lesson 
Committee which was held in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

The friends of MSss Katherine 
Miller who taught voice culture at 
the College several years ago will 
learn with regret of the death of 
her mother, which occured at Con- 
fluence, Pa. The deceased was the 
grandmother of Miss Kathryn Lei- 
ter, who graduated from the Col- 
lege in 1918. 

Miss Anna Cassel, '15, who so 
faithfully performed the duties of 
nurse during the time of the In- 
fluenza epidemic at Bethany Bible 
School, Chicago, broke down in 
health, and underwent an opera- 
tion because of an attack of ap- 
pendicitis. She is now resting at 
the home of her sister, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Wolf, Desterine Avenue, 
Lansdale, Pa. 

Joshua D. Reber, '14, since his 
mustering out of service from 
Camp Meade, is employed in the 
office of The Hoffer Brothers, Con- 
tractors and Builders located at 
Elizabethtown. Mr. Reber, will be 
pleased to have his friends call at 
his boarding house at the home of 
John M. Gibble, Superintendent, 
of the College grounds, on East 
High street. 

On April 15th, Minerva Stauf- 
fer Fridy, '05, became the mother 
of a little dark haired girl whose 
name is Margaret S. Fridy. The 
father, Mr. P. N. Fridy holds a po- 
sition as Chief Computer in the 
Valuation Department of the Cen- 
tral Railroad of New Jersey. His 
office is in New York City. Mrs. 
Fridy and the little girl are at 
present at the home of Mrs. Fri- 
dy's mother in Elizabethtown. 

Rev. J. F. Graybill, '07, returned 
missionary fi'om Sweeden, visited 
at the College on Monday after- 
noon. Mr. Graybiil Is quite an en- 
thusiastic worker in the mission 
field. He and his wife have been 
in Sweden over eleven years and 
are now visiting friends in the 
United States. They expect to re- 
turn to Sweden in September. Mr. 
Graybill was pleased to notice the 
healthy condition of the horse- 
chestnut tree on the campus 
planted by his class at the time of 
his graduation. 

Miss Lydia Stauffer, Martha 
Martin, '09, John Graham, '17, 
and A. C. Baugher, '17, repre- 
sented the Volunteer Mission Band 
of the College at Mountville on 
Easter Sunday, where they gave a 
program consisting of addresses on 
missionary themes. On the same 
day the following members of the 
Mission Band. Sara Shisler, Bertha 
Price, Ezra Wenger and Nathan 
Myer rendered a program at Pine 
Grove, Union House and Ziegler's 
Church in the Swatara Congrega- 
tion in three counties, Lebanon, 
Berks and Schuylkill. The workers 
report splendid interest at all 










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W. S. SMITH, President PETER N. RUTT, Vice Pres. 




CAPITAL $100,000 

SURPLUS & PROFITS. . .$116,000 

Genera! Accounts Solicited Interest Paid On Special Deposits 

Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent 

W. S. Smith 
F. W. Groff 
E. C. Cinder 


Elmer W. Strickler 
J. S. Risser 
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Peter N. Rutt 
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Whose Inspiring Personality 

Has Ever Been 

Our Guiding Influence 


Pd.B., Elizabethtown College; A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; 

A.M., Columbia University, New York. 


Elizabethtown College 


J Jacob S. Harl 

Lydia StaufFer 


Elizabeth Myer 

J. G. Meyer 

H. H. Nye 

Irwin S. Hoffer 

Floy Crouthamel 

Edna Brubaker 

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Lore Brenisholtz 

Mildred Bonebrake 

Ruth Bucher 

Ruth Kilhefner 

Lara Hess 

Ezra Wenger 

Sara Shisler 

John Graham 


Class Poem 1919 

Today with happy hearts we come 

Into this chapel hall. 
These classmates all have nobly 
We greet and welcome one and 

This is the 1919 class, 

Who seek for truth and know- 
And may we to the very last, 

Be true to Elizabethtown College. 

There sits a jovial boy named 

Whose heart is in his work. 
He'll joy to earn his daily bread 

As a U. S. office clerk. 

And we are proud of our king, 
Who's always kind and good. 

For he can add a sum and sing 
Typewrite letters as none else 

There is no happier girl on ''earth" 
Then blithe "Senora Myers" 

She fills our hearts with joy and 
By playing songs of modern sires. 

Our secretary is "Miss Martz" 
So keen His truth to give 

She never fails to gladden hearts 
She'll teach the mountaineers to 

A preacher too our classmate is. 
With mind acute and pure 

Whose life is patterned after His, 
Who serves mankind both rich 
and poor. 

Our vice-president, "Harry Reber" 
Three languages can speak. 

We may some day to him refer. 
As E. C.'s famed professor of 

Our president, a studious girl, 
Sweet music doth compose 

Her life will evermore unfurl 
Rich truths she here so nobly 

The days we've spent together here 
Our memories sacred hold. 

And as we labor year by year 
Our lives in service shall unfold. 

O thou, "Our Alma Mater dear," 

Whose name is world-wide known 
Live long to sow good seed and 
Until thou bloomst in fairer zone. 
— Ephraim G. Meyer. 


Jacob Ira Baugher 

Lineboro, Md. 

Comnleted Pedagogical Course "in ab- 

"An honest man is the noblest wor'.: of 

Jacob Baugher was born in York County, 
March 7, 1889. His father was his only 
public school teacher. He was reared on 
the farm. Then he entered Glenville High 
School at the age of 14. He finished a four 
years course in 1908. He started to teach 
in a rural school in the fall of 1908. Sev- 
eral years later he passed the state examina- 
tion for Permanent Certificate. A few 
years ago he started to work on the Peda- 
gogical Course. He succeessfuUy met all 
the requirements. He is especially fond of 
Sunday School and Teacher Training work. 
He was elected to the ministry" in 1918. 

Matrimonial prospects — No question, he is 

Strong point— Talking fast. 


Ruth S. Bucher 

Rudy, Pa. 

President of Class, Keystone Literary So- 
ciety, Basket Ball, Glee Club, Volunteer 

"Her charms are many, her faults few, 

Her enemies rare, her friends many and 

What would the class of '19 have done 
without our "Buch," president, niano player, 
best tennis player and what not? 

Ruth came to Elizabethtov n in the fall of 
1914. She finished the music course in 1916. 
During these years she has finished the Peda- 
gogical Course and we think that the col- 
lege had better offer more courses, so Ruth 
can continue. Ruth has also taught vocal 
music for two years. 

Ruth dearly loves to eat, especially candy. 
We can hear her come through the hall, say- 
ing "who is going to town to-night. Well, I 
want a pound of candy." 

Her Junior year was mar.ed somewhat, 
for the "Pauls" had left for Franco. Part of 
her Vv'ent along, but we think every thing is 
safe again. 

Ruth is very proud of her "King," after 
she made him what he is. V/e think Ruth 
will have some trying times th's summer, as 
some of her week end parties may conflict. 

Ruth expects to teach next ye-^r but that 
is all we know. I suppose if w ■ ou"d tele- 
graph to France we could g'.e you more 
light on the subject. 




Supei-a D. Martz 

Loganton, Pa. 

Secretary of Class, Keystone Literary So- 
ciety, Glee Club. 

"When she will, she will — you may de- 
pend upon it." 

Miss Martz after graduating from Logan- 
ton High School in 1915 came to Elizabeth- 
town College for the Spring term of 1916. 
She taught school for two years and came 
back in the fall of 1917 to finish the Peda- 
gogical Course. 

Where shall we find words to picture our 
Superia who has an individuality all her 
own? On the hall she excels in playing the 
fool, by imitating the dramatic old woman 
amid storms of laughter from the girls. She 
also is a very industrious girl. She does not 
believe in cutting any of her classes. In 
Philosophy she is Professor Meyer's main 
stay and inspiration. 

During the winter term of her senior 
year a blue eyed lad from Sugar Valley 
came to school. This seemed to nut more 
sunshine in her activities on the Hill. 

Miss Martz expects to teach school, but 
judging from what we see, we conclude that 
in the near future another cozy home for 
two will be established. Good luck Supera, 
to you and the lad of your choice. 

F.phraim G. Meyer 

Fredericksburg, Pa. 

Treasurer of class, Keystone Literary So- 
ciety, Glee Club, Volunteer Band. 

"Those who know him best praise him 

This ambitious young man took up work 
at Elizabethtown College in the fall of 1912. 
If you want anything done, ask a busy man. 
Mr. Meyer's versatility is well known, he is 
a regular, "Jack of all Trades." Here, how- 
ever the proverb ends. "Pep" is the chief 
constituent of this lad. What ever he under- 
takes, he carries through with a dash, which 
is truly invigorating. 

There is a lass, with raven hair that at- 
tracts his attention very much. She halls 
from Brownstown. 

As a tenor singer he is (?) well ask the 
schook Many a Friday night we were rocked 
or lulled to sleep by his melodious voice. 

After dinner, we always get a taste of 
what business life is with him, for he is 
clerk at the bookroom. 

Mr. Meyer is undecided as to what he 
shall do next year. We think he will finish 
the College course, we wish him success, but 
we do not want him to forget Edna. 

Favorite pastime — Writing a weekly ga- 
zette to Brownstown. 




Maria G. Myers 

Bareville, Pa. 

Chief entertainer of our class, Keystone 
Literary Society, Basket Ball. 

"To see her is to know her. 

To know her is to love her." 

"Molly," the life of the class, came to 
Elizabethtown in the fall of 1917, having 
graduated from the Upper Leacock High 
School in the spring of that year. Molly, 
dearly loves to have a good time but that is 
not all. Whenever anyone is sick or in 
trouble, Molly is a ready sympathizer. She 
is a sure cure for the blues, for when hear- 
ing her laugh and talk one can't help but 
forget everything else. At mail time she is 
sure to be at Miss Stauffer's elbow looking 
for a letter from France. In the evening 
one can hear the strains of a ukelele coming 
from her room, besides many other strange 
sounds. Then when we girls look across to 
the other building a black head will be seen 
flashing back as quickly as you please. 

Molly is undecided as to her future work 
but we think we know that a certain young 
man in France could give us some informa- 
tion on the subject. Well Molly! we extend 
our best wishes to you. We knov/ you will 
be a good home-maker. 

Harry H. Reber 

Richland, Pa. 

Class Vxe President, Keystone Literary 
Society, Base Ball. 

"Look, he is winding up the watch of wit 
— soon it will strike." 

Dr. D. C. Reber did many worthy things 
for Elizabethtown College but the one to 
benefit our c'ass most was to have his 
nephew Harry come here to serve as the Vice 
President of the class of 1919. Harry came 
here in the fall of 1917 bringing with him 
our friend Mr. King. 

"Doc" is a young man of talent. There 
are very few things he cannot do if he tries. 
In athletics he is especially active, base ball 
and tennis, he knows them all. In his class 
work he is very bright and receives splendid 
class grades. His special hobby is Psychology. 
When a child "Doc" was asked what profes- 
sion he would like to follow when he became 
a man, he answered "a doctor." He has 
never outgrown this ambition and we hope 
that some day his dream will come true. 
"Doc" has many puzzles to solve but his 
biggest one is this, "Where shall I spend my 
Sunday, at Lebanon or at Bareville?" 

"Cheer up, Doc the worst is yet to come." 

Favorite expression — "Well, I guess." 

Matrimonial prospects — "Not developed 





Fred Fogelsanger 

Chambersburg, Pa. 


Keystone Literary Society, Base Ball. 

"Girls — Fiist, last and always." 

Fogi began the difficult voyage of life in 
the town of Chambersburg. He began his 
systematic mental development in the public 
school and, after satisfying the teachers of 
the lower grades of his abundance of ad- 
vanced knowledge, entered Elizabethtown 
College. He could not decide whether to 
be a "Prof" or a business man but after 
much contemplation and consideration he 
chose the latter and so he registered as a 
student in the fall of 1917. 

When you see a biped strolling across the 
campus, very erect and taking "mincing" 
steps or hear a peculiar little laugh you are 
safe in saying "Here comes Fogi." 

Fogi's one hobby is girls, but he does not 
specialize on College Hill, but tease him 
about Juniata and he is "Jonnie on the 

This many-sided genius, stars in tennis, 
basket ball and base ball, while in social cir- 
cles he is equally prominent; between times 
he goes to school. 

Favorite Pastime — Writing letters to 
Juniata College. 

Samuel G. King 

Richland, Pa. 

Keystone Literary Society, Base Ball, 
Glee Club. 

Never to be "Ruthless." 

This bright-eyed youth hails from that 
«ne-horse dot on the map known as Rich- 
land. He came to Elizabethtown College 
with Mr. Reber in 1917, very bashful and 
quiet. But somehow or other during his 
senior year, Ruth, with her social ability, 
made "Sam" one of our jolliest members. 

Sam is the Goliath of our class being six 
feet one inch tall. Although he is a power- 
ful King he has a very gentle and soothing 

Commercial work is his hobby. He is great 
at cutting classes and then try to bluff the 
teacher that he did not hear the bell. 

Mr. King has not decided what he wants 
to do. The West has great attractions for 
him but owing to his father, his plans are 
somewhat squashed. 

Favorite Pastime — Going to town. 

Favorite Expression — "Yes!" 

Matrimonial Prospects — Nothing Stirring. 




The Passing of a Great Educator 

Down thru the ages, there have 
always been great men, in whom 
the people trusted, on whom they 
depended, and after whom they 
patterned. Yet their abilities were 
not recognized, until they were no 
more. When people groped about 
blindly without a guide, scarcely 
aware of the greatness of the leader 
who had been, then they began to 
appreciate in small part, the place 
this hero had filled in their lives. 

Such a man was Nathan C. 
Schaffer. This educator is gone 
but his work will live forever. He 
has built his own monument. As 
»vas said of a great architect of a 
renowned cathedral, so it can 
truthfully be said of him "If you 
seek his monument, look about 
you." His influence lives on in the 
lives and hearts of thousands, 
whose minds were moulded by his 
noble life and by the far reaching 
effect of his three score years of 
"Championing the Cause of Child- 

Great indeed is the man whose 
pupils rise up and call him blessed, 
and such is the happy lot of him, 
for one of his pupils having risen 
to prominence pays this fitting 
tribute to him. "He was Berks 
County's most illustrious son, Penn- 
sylvania's greatest educator, one of 
God's noble men, a leader, a 
counsellor, a teacher and friend, a 
thinker of thinkers and teacher of 
teachers. He served his fellowmen 
and therefore served God. He has 
gone to his reward, but the good 
he did lives after him." 

What qualities combined to 
make up the character of one so 
loved and revered by all who knew 
him. The complex combination of 
characteristics of a great in- 
dividuality defies analysis, but a 
few qualities seemed always to 
breath from his words whether 
written or spoken. 

Perhaps his broad scholarship 
impressed one first. His easy flow 
of language, his careful choice of 
words, his simplicity of style seem 
to make themselves felt, while he 
used illustration upon illustration, 
drawn from every sphere of life in 
making the point at hand lucid and 
forceful. Was one deceived in the 
depth and breadth of his training? 
When he had completed his Col- 
lege Course in America and gone 
abroad, taking work at each of the 
three famous universities of Ger- 
many, did he cease to reach out 
for more knowledge? He was 
ever a live, growing teacher, and 
his interests were as broad, as far 
reaching as mankind, itself. He 
discussed the subjects of his day 
with the view of a master, seeing 
them in all their relations to the 
past, present and future of not only 
a community but of a nation and 
of a world. He did not borrow 
his ideas from other sources, but 
taught as one having authority. 
And is it not manifest that his erudi- 
tion and abilities were recognized 
in his being called to the many 
responsible offices in the education- 
al affairs of the nation? And do we 
fully appreciate the fact that he 
served the unparalleled term of 
twenty-six years as head of the 
schools of our own beloved com- 



monwealth, during a time when 
school methods were under-going a 
revolution? While in other states 
men served their age and were 
superceded at short intervals by 
abler men, in our own state this re- 
markable man kept pace with the 
methods and grew with the schools, 
ever rendering better and in- 
creased service until his outgrown 
■shell was cast off to release his 
eternally growing soul. 

And how marvellously his sta- 
bility and common sense served 
him to discern the pedagogical 
truths in each new method and 
make them adaptible, and how 
surely did he recognize and regret 
the unpractical. He had a passion 
to know the truth and to impart it 
to others. He exemplified his own 
statement. "Only he who lives the 
truth, can teach it with masterly 

Then too, thru all his hard 
years of toil, criticism and opposi- 
tion, he was ever successful and 
optimistic. Dr. Klein says "His 
genial humor, his love of anecdote, 
his lucid force in literary style re- 
mind one of a similar combination 
of qualities in Benjamin Franklin 
or Abraham Lincoln. How keenly 
he relished the humorous side of 
life, while his bosom vibrated to the 
still, sad music of humanity." How 
gracious, kindly and considerate he 
was to all those whose lives were 
touched by his forceful personality. 
He saw the good in every one. He 
was a Christian gentleman. 

Nor was his optimism the kind 
which makes one believe the world 
will continually grow better with- 

out the help of . each one toward 
that end. He used his power and 
means in practical constructive 
work. Many men in prominent po- 
sitions today owe their success in 
life to the fact that he was inter- 
ested in and helped deserving 
youths to get an education and 
what humility was coupled with 
such rare gifts in the makeup of his 
personality. Embodying the best 
traits of his people, knowing all 
their wise and witty sayings, stand- 
ing head and shoulders above them 
in power and intellect, yet ever 
deeply in sympathy with them, 
staunch and strong to the ideals of 
his state, he was a true representa- 
tive of his people. Did he ever ac- 
cept favors as one to whom they 
were due? He was as simple- 
hearted and grateful as a child. 
Truly he was one of God's noble 
men. As a colaborer expressed it 
"We cannot but think that God ap- 
pointed him to his work, brot him 
to it in his own good time and re- 
moved him from it, when his day 
was out and his work was done." 

Do you wonder that he accom- 
plished so much? Then, hearken to 
the ideal of the man whose life was 
centered in Christ, who spent his 
days in the service of mankind. 
Hearken to the ideal which life held 
before him. "At the end of life, the 
question is not, how much have you 
got, but how much have you given; 
not how much have you won, but 
how much have you done ; not 
how much have you saved, but how 
much have you sacrificed; not how 
much has your college done for 
you, but how much have you done 



for your college; not how much 
were you honored but how much 
have you loved and served?" 

In his honor and for the good of 
humanity, let us carry his message 

With his ideal ever before us, let 
us each one, as he, continually 
strive to know the truth, and as 
we know the truth, impart it to 
others, and greatest and best of all, 
let "is each one, as he, Live the 

Since this day ends the happy 
period of our student-life here to- 
gether, we must bid you all fare- 

Worthy President and Members 
of the Board of Trustees, we are 
very grateful to you for your 
fatherly interest in our welfare, for 
your devotion to the institution we 
both love, and for electing a faculty 
of teachers who are stalwart Chris- 
tian men and women. All the op- 
portunities which we enjoy here, 
opportunities of coming in touch 
with gifted men and women, are 
made possible through you. 

Dear teachers, how can we 
thank you for your untiring service 
in our behalf. You have been never 
failing springs of inspiration, wis- 
dom and Christian influence. Your 
words of encouragement and 
council have cheered us in our dark 
hours, have revived our self con- 
fidence and given us vision of a 
glorious future of service. If we 
do anything worthy of commenda- 
tion, if we reach or come near 
reaching the goal for which we 
have set out, it will be because you 
have directed us in choosing our 

aims, it will be because you have 
helped us in launching our barks, 
it will be because you have taught 
us to use our oars aright. We re- 
gret the many times we have dis- 
pleased you in our conduct, the 
many times we have tried your 
patience in the classroom. The 
memory of your devoted service 
will ever go with us and we'll al- 
ways hold sacred this place where 
now we must bid you farewell. 

Fellowstudents, you with whom 
we have lived to whom we have 
been knit, by our common ideals 
and purposes, as in one large fam- 
ily it grieves us to realize that the 
circle must be broken. We connot 
tell how much we have gained by 
your companionship, but since "We 
are a part of all we have met" each 
one of us bears the impress of ev- 
ery other one on our character. We 
gratefully acknowledge and great- 
ly appreciate your sympathy, co- 
operation and friendship, during 
the years we have spent here to- 
gether. We wish you abundant suc- 
cess and though our paths diverge, 
we'll ever have a keen interest in 
the students of Elizabethtown Col- 

Dear classmates, what language 
is adequate to express the emo- 
tions of our hearts, as we near the 
time of parting. Together we 
have worked and played, we have 
learned to know each other's trials 
and temptations, ideals and ambi- 
tions, strength and limitations, al- 
most know the possibilities of each 
one. How painful to part yet we 
each go where our lives will count 
for most and because of this noble 



ideal of service we are able to bear 
the parting. Farewell, may God- 
speed and His blessing go with us. 
"If our next meeting be in the great 
hereafter, may an unclouded path 
of glorious service lead back and 
back amid earth's scenes to this 
time and this place where now we 
say farewell." 

— Supera D. Martz 

The Genius of Hard Work 

As we stand at the threshold of 
a new life we reflect upon the past 
with many pleasant memories of 
the years we spent together here. 

Dear friends, you who have come 
from far and near to witness our 
parting exercises, we bid you wel- 

We welcome our trustees who af- 
ford us this Christian College. 

We welcome our fellowstudents 
with whom we sang, and played 
and worked. 

We welcome our faithful 
teachers who taught us day by day, 
and led us in the Master's foot- 

To one and all we the 1919 class 
extend a cordial welcome to our 
graduating exercises. 

God has endowed every human 
being with a physical and a mental 
nature which crave for exercise and 
which invariably find some work to 
do. We see then that one im- 
portant phase of the problem of 
life is how to direct our energies 
into channels of utmost usefulness. 
Since we are given the power to 
choose our trend of action we are 
held responsible by our Maker for 

our deeds. Society too has a right 
to expect that each of us con- 
tribute to it the best we can pos- 
sibly render. Many a man has 
failed in life not because of mental 
and physical deficiencies but be- 
cause of an unwise choice of labor. 
This truly may be said of the man 
who is from youth to old age bent 
on making money in whatever way 
possible. He may perhaps be so 
lucky as never to lose a dollar while 
he cheats on every sale and saves 
on every purchase. But the spirit 
he fosters will by and by seize him 
and make him its slave. As his sun 
is setting he will have the bitter re- 
flection that his life has been a to- 
tal failure. Upon the lurid horizen 
there flash out the words that de- 
scribe the ruling passion of his life, 
selfish, dishonest, unworthy. 

The future greatness of charac- 
ter and mental strength cannot be 
determined by birth for history 
abounds with examples of men who 
had respectable parents and yet de- 
veloped into the most paracitical 
citizens. But the man who sacri- 
fices his life upon the altar of the 
greatest social service indeed has 
chosen well. It will lead him into 
a mountainous path which is open 
to all but which requires effort of 
all its travelers. Many are not will- 
ing to pay the price or put forth 
the effort and consequently they 
accept early in life ordinary posi- 
tions. Here they choose to stay 
and labor never discovering what 
they might have been able to do, 
never fulfilling their mission, never 
realizing their true goal in life. 
But we trust better things of the 



wide-awake, red-blooded Ameri- 
can. Thrice blessed is he who starts 
right and who chooses wisely in the 
light of reason, who is not dis- 
obedient to the heavenly vision, 
whatever difficulties rise before 
him, for the greater his responsi- 
bility the greater will be his free- 
dom and joy, until finally his cir- 
cle of influence has reached its 
limit of expansion and breaks forth 
into eternity as a reward for all his 
toil and pain. 

To have chosen a noble course of 
life is the first essential, but it is 
not sufficient says the genius. 
Otherwise the man running a race 
might win his prize as soon as he 
had started. But the crown is only 
won by continual practice, hard 
work and tenaciously sticking to 
the task until it's finished. 

We respect the. man who natural- 
ly is good. We revere the man who 
from childhood struggled against 
odds, evil tendencies, and reverses 
but finally triumphs over circum- 
stances. For this reason we revere 
Booker T. Washington who had the 
courage and persistence to over- 
come race prejudice. He beat the 
untrodden pathway for his race. He 
clearly showed to the world that 
his race as well as other unedu- 
cated races can with dauntless ef- 
fort surmount the barriers and ex- 
tend a helping hand to their ignor- 
ant fellowmen. He sacrificed ev- 
ery drop of blood for the advance- 
ment of his race. His name shall 
be immortal and in his footsteps 
others shall slowly but surely 
ascend. He has put most of our 
race to shame by his wonderful 

progress in education and his faith- 
ful life of effective service. 

Who is happier than the man 
who at the close of each day feels 
that he has done his best? There is 
no short route to true greatness. 
Be it the farmer who with honest 
sweat on his brow dignifies labor 
and through years of toil breaks 
the chains of poverty and accumu- 
lates honest riches if at the same 
time he cultivates sympathy and 
helpfullness for those who are 
beneath him. Be it a Patrich Henry 
who far from gaining distinction by 
a sudden flight as has been sup- 
posed actually gained, it by hard 
work which lifted him in secret 
thru the shaft of Toil into a 
prominent place in the field of 
oratory. Be it an Edison who as a 
newsboy never dreamed of the in- 
ventions he was capable of pro- 
ducing ia later life. Through using 
his talents wisely and shutting him- 
self oflr from the world with a de- 
termination to contribute his bit to 
society. Be it Lincoln who as a 
railsplitter learned the choice and 
worth of toil and was thus pre- 
pared to be used in more re- 
sponsible tasks. He truly rose on 
steps of toil and it brought him to 
the president's chair. 

The genius of hard work is not 
the man who has done something 
for humanity, but the man who does 
all he can. in the best way he can, 
for the most people he can and as 
long as he can. 

Some writer has said: "It is a 
most wicked thing for a man with 
great capacities to go out of active 



affairs of life in the full strength 
of manhood, and refuse to have 
any participation in the events of 
time which he sees go thundering 
on." We were born for active labor 
from the beginning to the end of 
life. Blessed h that man the ring 
of whose harness is heard when he 
falls; blessed is that man who dier 
with the sword of truth in his hand ; 
blessed is that man who, when he 
dies, is mailed from head to foot, 
and is in the field. This indeed is 
the life blooming for eternity. 

The man who loafs the entire 
day has little need of rest and in- 
deed to him rest is not a welcome 
thing. But to the man who has 
chosen an honest day's work and 
then goes the second mile in his 
task, to him rest is blessed. It 
means strength for his body and 
peace to his soul. You and I shall 
truly have joy in the evening of 
life if we've spent the day well. 

The man who has conquered 
himself; who has overcome the ex- 
ternal foes and in addition has de- 
veloped a helping hand a loving 
heart and an indormitable will has 
become the genius of hard work. 
For him eternity is peace, and rest. 
His influence and life shall play 
upon the heart strings of humanity, 
a song of inspiration, truth and 
peaceful rest until finally it will re- 
turn to him who gave it. Then can 
the genius of hard work say to his 
Lord, Here Lord thy pound has 
gained ten pounds. The master 
shall answer, "Thou hast been 
faithful over a few things. Enter 
thou into the joys of thy Lord." 
— Ephraim G. Meyer 

Senior Social 

The Senior class met in the re- 
ception room February the eighth 
at seven o'clock for their social. 
They had prepared a lunch and 
decorated the room in the after- 
noon. The piano, walls and pictures 
were draped with the class colors, 
red and blue. In one corner a fire- 
place was arranged for the chafing 
dish, while in the center, festoons 
of the paper were entended from 
the chandelier to each corner of a 
square table beneath it a large 
students lamp, whose glare was 
softened by folds of paper on the 
shade, furnished the light for the 
room. The undergraduates were 
allowed to see the decorations. Af- 
ter this the class played games and 
might have had a hilarious time if 
we had not been warned to re- 
strain our laughter. As it was in 
the unnatural quietness a chair be- 
came disquested with things, rose 
up and collided with two boys in 
the midst of a gam^e and got its arm 
broken. A few teachers decided 
that this was the fault of the class, 
since they could not know what the 
chair would have said if it could 
have defended itself, and the sen- 
iors, to re-establish peace willingly 
fixed the chair Soon it was time 
to eat and tea was made in the 
chafing dish by some, while others 
brought the sandwiches, pies, 
pickles, candy, bananas and ice 
cream and arranged them on the 
table. As soon as the tea was 
ready we seated ourselves and be- 
gan to stow away food amidst the 
merry chatter of all. Each one had 
reached his capacity before the 




supply of eatables was exhausted 
but the ice cream melted and ran 
away, as it always does, the candy 
slipped into the boys pockets for 
protection and the bananas mysteri- 
ously took flight in the general dis- 
turbance which followed the meal. 
For already it was past nine o'clock 
and we had promised to have ev- 
erything back to its place at ten 
o'clock. We all fell to work gath- 
ering up dishes, pulling down 
decorations, folding them up, and 
putting things to rights again. Just 
as the last bell rang we were on 
our way up stairs, having decided 
that our social was in every way a 
real success. 

The Arbor Day Program 

April 11, the Seniors rendered an 
Arbor Day program in Music Hall, 
which was arranged like a home 
and decked with bouquets of ar- 
butus, violets, anemone and wild 
cherry blossoms. The program 
was in the form of a class reunion 
as follows: 

Ruth — Alone playing a few 
strains of "Loves Old Sweet Song" 
then turning about and exclaiming 
April, 1924, can it be possible that 
it's nearly five years since I was 
graduated from Elizabethtown Col- 
lege? I wonder where all my class 
mates are now. I have not heard 
from any of them for a long time. 
I wonder where Mr. Reber is, and 
what Molly is doing now. (Door- 
bell! going to door). Well I'll de- 
clare! Where did you come from? 
I was just thinking of you. (Shak- 

ing hands). How do you do — come 

Reber — We are going home from 
Columbia in my plane for our Via- 
cation, and we thought we would 
drop in to pay a visit to the presi- 
dent of the class of '19. 

Maria — My ! I'm glad to see you 
again, Ruth. How well you are 
looking. Home certainly must agree 
with you. You seem younger than 
when we were chums at E'town. 

Ruth — Oh! Molly! Please don't 
flatter me. You are the same girl, 
aren't you? 

Reber — (seating himself) Run- 
ning that machine does make a fel- 
low tired. 

Ruth — Oh pardon me ! Yes take 
seats you surprised me so much I'm 
fussed. (Doorbell) Excuse me, I 
guess the postman is here. (Open- 
ing door) Well look here! Molly! 
Mr. Reber! (Shakes hands) Come 
here! Come in and join us. How 
did you all get here at this time 

Martz — Mr. King brought us up 
from Philadelphia in his big Paige. 
King — Yes, we decided to visit 
you and use my new car. 

Fogie — Well you got here, Re- 
ber, didn't you? How did she 

Reber — She didn't work at all, I 
was the one that did the working. 
It certainly does make a fellow 
tired to run a distance when you're 
not used to it, and I don't run it 
very often, for the gastromic pro- 
clurities of the machine are so ex- 
haustive to me as to necessitate a 
reimbursement of my financial 
status after each flight. 
Maria — O horrors. 



Bucher — Dear me ! Where did 
you get all that? 

Myer — Please, repeat, I don't 
get the main idea. 

King — Eh! Did you say some- 
thing? Wait, till I take that down 
in short-hand. 

Martz — Is that the way you 
Philosophize at Columbia? How do 
you like the place anyhow? See, 
you're taking the work of post 
graduated this year. When do 
you finish, Molly? 

Maria — Didn't I tell you in my 
last letter? I thought I told you 
all that I was finishing this year, 
when we were planning this sur- 
prise (aside) Oh! there is goes. 

Bucher — Planning what sur- 
prise? Oh! I see now, you had 
planned this trip. I wondered how 
you'd all get together so nicely. 

Reber — Yes, we decided to have 
a class meeting at the home of our 
former president and after much 
planning and correspondence, King 
agreed to bring those from his vi- 
cinity in his car and I'd bring Miss 
Myer in my plane. 

Bucher — Well, you certainly did 
surprise me but it was a glad sur- 
prise. Now what can we do to 
celebrate the occasion? Just wait 
I'll call my maid, (rings bell). 

Meyer — Isn't this a beautiful 
day? Say do you know this is Ar- 
bor Day? 

All — Arbor Day! 

Maria — What date is it? That's 
right it is the eleventh. 

Bucher — That settles it, we'll 
have a program, like we had back 
at school, everybody get ready to 
do something. (maid appears. 
Aside to maid). Serve some tea and 

cakes, please, (to all) Now, Mr. 
Reber suppose you be first, give us 
a recitation. 

Eeber — A recitation! I don't be- 
lieve I know any. (scratching head 
awh^'le). The only thing appro- 
priate that I can remember now, is 
a piece of poetry entitled April by 
Alice (^ary. (recites-applaiise). 

Ruth — Now Molly give us some 

Mana — Oh I can't play but I'll 
recite if you'll play. 

Rath — What do you know that I 
could play? 

Maria — Do you have the ging- 
ham dog and Calico cat? 

Ruth — Yes I just saw it this 

Maria — All right (recites-ap- 

Ruth — Now Mr. King it's your 

King — Oh ! I can't let some one 
else at it. 

Martz — Like fun, come on now, 
no slackers. 

King — Why the only thing I re- 
member is a little piece I learned in 
the second grade. 

All — Let's have it. (recites, "The 
Coming of Spring," applause). 

Bucher — Oh! Mr. Meyer let's 
have a solo. 

Meyer — I don't have my music 
with me. 

Bucher — I have some songs you 
used to sing. 

Meyer — What do you have that 
I could sing? 

Bucher — Oh ! I have a few songs 
that are appropriate for Arbor 

Meyer — (Looking over them) 
I'll sing this one. "Forever and a 



Day" (sings, applause, encore) 
"Git Awl You Kin" (applause). 

Bucher — What can you give us 
Mr. Fogelsanger. 

Fogie — Boys, oh boys, I got 
something for you. (recites, forest 
Hymn, applause). 

Bucher — Now, We'll hear from 
the school marm. 

Martz — While looking at that 
basket of beautiful spring flowers, 
I thought of how much my care- 
ful study of flowers has meant to 
me, and I can best express my 
feelings in a few short poems. 
(Recites first Trailing Arbutus by 
Whittier, Then To A Wild Honey- 
suckle by Philip Freneau, Encore, 
"Spring Flowers," by Phoebe Gary, 

All — Now, it's your time you 
must play for us Ruth. 

Ruth — Oh! I'm out of practice, 
but we'll play an old duet if you'll 
help Molly. 

All — We'll have the duet, then 
(play, afterwards maid enters and 
serves all, after leaving). 

Reber — Say this reminds me of 
our social we had at school. Don't 
you remember, we had tea then 

Bucher — It is some what like it. 
Now we want incidents of school 
while we drink our tea. 

Then Mr. Reber told how we 
played such a lively game at our 
social that we broke a chair and 
had to get it fi.xed and mentioned 
some of the good things we had to 
eat at the social. Miss Bucher 
said that reminded her of the time 
when Mrs. Easton called Prof. 
Meyer from his Ghemistry class and 

fooled him on the first of April. 
This recalled the experience that 
Mr, Rhinehart had in performing a 
Physics experiment to Miss Martz. 
She told how he was trying to 
make red colored water rise and 
circulate in a glass tube by heating 
it and how the steam bursted the 
tube and the red liquid squirted 
over his face, clothes and went on 
up to the ceiling, came down over 
the desk and books. Then how he 
worked to clean up the traces of 
his accident. 

Then Mr. Fogelsanger related 
how Miss Myer called at the Book- 
room once for stamps shortly after 
the three cent stamps were out and 
after looking awhile at a sheet of 
stamps said pointing to one at the 
center "I'll take this one." Mr. 
King reminded the class of the time 
when Mr. Wenger's chair went 
down in literary society, and how 
he sat still until the speaker had 
finished amid the chuckles of the 
students. He said he looked like a 
puppy dog and recalled the ex- 
pression that Mr. Wenger had 
made afterward that when he went 
down his temperature went up." Mr. 
Meyer told how he once came in to 
college late and with some other 
boys pulled down on them sorjie 
d imbells and indian clubs thai 
\v'ere fastened on the ^teps. He told 
how scared they \ve^ « and then 
l^ow nearly they had caugh:. tli-:- 
fellow who did it and who stayed 
to see how it would work. 

Then the conversation continued. 

Maid gathers dishes, 

Martz — O why not sing our Class 

All — All right (sing). 



Martz — Since it is Arbor Day 
and we have talked so much about 
it we ought to have something to 

Bucher — Oh! that reminds me I 
just received some hoenysuckle 
that needs to be planted. Yet, shall 
we go and plant it? 

All — Agreed (go out). 

The program was declared a 
success by everyone who were 

A Cure for Bolshevism 

One brisk day in November in 
the year 1918 the hearts of millons 
of people were made to rejoice be- 
cause at last the cruel war was 
over. The very air was tinkling 
with the glad message of peace, 
the message that would once more 
soothe our aching hearts and that 
meant that not another birthday 
of Christ's was to be marred and 
stained by bloodshed. Once more 
the death-dealing cannon were 
hushed, the enemy crushed and the 
heroes could return to their loved 
ones, who after many weary nights 
of tossing, restlessness and troubled 
dreams, could now enjoy peaceful 

It was with a great sigh of re- 
lief that we heard of the signing of 
the armistice. War had become 
the life devouring demon not only 
those at home. Care, worry, and 
anxiety were written on nearly ev- 
ery face. Do you wonder that a 
sigh was heaved when the last shot 
was fired, the last bomb hirled and 

the last soldier sacrificed his all. 
Now we could once more fold our 
arms and cast care aside. Let come 
what will, nothing could be worse 
than war — What? Was war the 
greatest evil that might befall hu- 
manity? Was all the turmoil and 
bloodshed over? Could we forget 
and never have to face such a crisis 

Before the war ended another 
terror worse than the Allied War 
was born. I Far away in that vast 
Eurasian country of fir trees, of ice 
and snow, and of sandy deserts we 
heard the faint rumble of a volca- 
no, was none other than the dread- 
ed spirit of Bolshevism. 

What are its principles? Why 
are we, the people of a democracy, 
struck with horror when we hear 
the name? Because the Bolshevists 
are anarchists, barbarians, almost 

What have they done to Russia? 
If they have not succeeded as yet 
in completely destroying the last 
traces of cultured life, they have 
done everything in their power to 
reach that end. Instead of the in- 
dustrial institutions which once fed 
the whole of Russia and part of 
Europe nothing but ruins remain. 
Education is completely dethroned. 
The Russian Academy of Science 
established by Peter the Great is 
destroyed. In place of it the Bol- 
shevists established a new academy 
created not by men of science but 
by general voting of "specialists," 
that is, by delegates of all who 
claimed connection with special- 
ized knowledge, no matter how 
ignorant they really were. Would 



you have liked to send children to 
such a school? Public schools were 
abolished entirely because peasants 
refused to support them. All edu- 
cation has been cast aside and 
ignorance and superstition rule in- 
stead, for Bolshevists are mainly 
the serfs and peasants of Russia. 
Its leaders are men of very meager 
intellectual ability, with no moral 
standards but only their unchecked 
emotions to guide them. Why is it 
that they refuse education? Be- 
cause they realize only too well 
that no educated man would live 
in a nation that hates religion, de- 
moralizes women and flings culture 
and refinement to the winds. Ev- 
erywhere they are hurling bombs 
into the future life of the child, 
making it a menace to humanity. 
There they are standing before us 
with only destruction to their cred- 
it, awaiting the judgment. Will it 

Does Bolshevism exist only in 
Russia? Can such an evil be kept 
within bounds? No Germany and 
Austria were the first to accept its 
principles and if the League of Na- 
tions fails England, France and 
Italy are threatened also. 

Is America immune to it? Can 
we imagine our enlightened nation 
accepting such barbaric laws? Can 
we picture America without edu- 
cation, without religion, and with 
the lowest standards of morality? 

What are we going to do to pre- 
vent this curse from coming into 
our midst? How can we fortify 
America so strongly that no Bol- 
shevick doctrine can enter the 
hearts of her people? Garfield 

said "Education is the chief de- 
fense of nations." Does this mean 
that it is only for the few, the 
most aristocratic, the rules? Years 
ago such was the idea. Only the 
ministers and the children of the 
wealthy had the privilege of ac- 
quiring an education. It was 
thought useless for the farmer, 
mechanic and tradesman to have 
knowledge of anything but the 
3 R's. That timie is past. Today 
the school extends her arms to all. 
She not only begs them to come 
but compels them to spend a cer- 
tain period of time within her 
walls. No notion with only 2 per 
cent, of the people educated can 
have a worthy standing in the 
world today. Such has been the 
case with Russia and as a result it 
is continually the home of mas- 
sacres, revolutions, vice, heathen- 

We must teach our children to 
love education. Once the love of 
acquiring knowledge deepens into 
a habit, once the appreciation of 
what is beautiful and elevating 
becomes firmly established in the 
minds of youthful Americans 
it will be an eternal defence 
against Bolshevism or any barbar- 
ism that can ever appear on the 
face of the globe. Horace Mann, 
the great educator, knew the 
strength of habit when he said 
"Habit is a cable, we weave a 
thread of it each day, and it be- 
comes so strong we cannot break 
it." Why not form the habit of 
loving education? 

Education is the mother of every 
social institution to :1a v. All insti- 



tutions are dependent upon the 
truths, the knowledge and the pro- 
ductions of educational system. 
Carson says "The importance of an 
institution can be measured by the 
demands made upon it." Every- 
where we hear the call for men 
who are intellectually efficient, the 
church needs ministers, the nation 
needs statesmen, the world needs 
reformers who are intellectually, 
morally and socially efficient. Why 
is it that every nation in this pres- 
ent crisis is looking toward Ameri- 
ca for help? Why is it that the 
U. S. is the leader of democracy 
today? Because of the ideals we 
cherish, the standards we uphold, 
the kind of political and social in- 
stitutions we foster — ideals, stand- 
ards and institutions whose life 
principle is nourished by education. 
What would America have been 
able to do for the world with lower 
standards and ideals? Where 
would she be now? God alone 
knows. Friends! the great need of 
the world today is educated citi- 
zens. Not a few but all. In a gov- 
ernment of the people, by the peo- 
ple, for the people it is imperative 
that all the people should have in- 
telligent minds, and that the light 
of truth should dispel the darkness 
in their souls. Just as in the crisis 
thru which civilization has just 
passed the world looked to the U, 
S. for help to win the victory for de- 
mocracy in its war against au- 
tocracy, so in the permanent peace 
which we are now looking forward 
to, so eagerly the world will look 
to the U. S. to furnish the ideals 
of education, which are essential to 
the life of a democracy. 

And now citizens of this de- 
mocracy, the United States of 
America, what are you going to 
do? Will you say "the school tax 
is too high, the teachers receive 
too large a salary, money spent on 
education is wasted. No. A thou- 
sand times no. 

You do not wish your children to 
be slighted to be less efficient in 
every way than the men of the 
present generation. Therefore you 
will give them the chance. Send 
them to institutions where their 
ideals will be changed by greater 
visions. You will give them your 
whole-hearted interest, your love, 
your sympathy so that they go on 
and lead the world as only those 
influenced by education can. 

This then, as some one says, is 
the cure for Bolshevism. A nation 
of men, women and children who 
have had the opportunity to learn 
thru the schools the ideals of de- 
mocracy and who have become ef- 
ficient physically, mentally socially 
and spiritually so as to be able to 
value aright the institutions which 
Bolshevism would overthrow — the 
very institutions which were built 
up by the sacrifices of the fathers. 

The perpetuation of these insti- 
tutions thru education becomes at 
once your sacred duty and your 
blessed privilege. Surely you want 
America to bring to the world the 
best she possibly may, not only in 
material things but in intellectual 
moral and spiritual resources as 
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Editor-in-Chief, Floy Souder Crouthamel 

Associate Editor Edna E. Brubaker 

Departmental Editor H. H. Nye 

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"You'll Like It! 


A trainload of newly-selected 
men had just reached camp. They 
had travelled many miles and were 
tired, dirty and hungry. The hot 
sun beat down on them as they 
stood in line waiting to be assigned 
to quarters. They had come from 
homes of more or less comfort and 
luxury; they had left remunerative 
positions; their friends were at 
home. They were in surroundings 
entirely new ; their past life had ap- 
jarently receded far from their 

present experience; no one could 
tell just what was before them. 
While they waited, a company of 
men, already accustomed to camp 
life came marching by. As they 
passed they began to call out to the 
new arrivals. "You'll like it!" 
"You'll like it!" Here were these 
men, just entering upon a life 
whose physical aspects were vigor- 
ous and whose mental side was 
hardly inviting or invigorating, and 
^v^hich would demand their utmost 



resources, physically, morally and 
spiritually. Yet this common salu- 
tation came to them repeatedly, 
"You'll like it!" 

Would they like it? Undoubted- 
ly not all would feel equally well- 
ciisposed toward the new conditions 
by which they were surrounded. It 
is safe to say, however, that the 
nature of each man's feelings de- 
pended very largely upon the de- 
gree to which he could adjust him- 
self to these new conditions. Men 
everywhere in life are constantly 
adjusting themselves to new con- 
ditions. In most cases the changes 
are not very noticeable or quite im- 
perceptible, yet occasionally one 
linds himself face to face with an 
abrupt change of affairs and then 
the ease with which he can adjust 
himself to the new circumstances 
will determine the degree of his 

To you who have come away to 
school for the first time, the situa- 
tion holds many of the features de- 
scribed above, yet in a somewhat 
altered form. Surroundings are 
strange, living conditions are 
changed, the nature of your work 
is different, new demands will be 
made upon your physical, mental 
and moral powers. You will find a 
change in diet, particularly if you 
have come from the farm; your 
new work likely calls for more ex- 
acting results; you will have more 
leisure, with some restrictions upon 
it which may seem unnecessary to 
you. In short, you are face to face 
with a new environment which de- 
mands new habits, new standards, 
new attitudes, and whether or not 

"you'll like it" depends upon your 
powers of adjustment to these new 
demands and new conditions. 

Some things you will find incon- 
venient, perhaps even oppressive, 
but we believe that the surround- 
ings in which you are now placed 
are more conducive than those you 
have just left to the demands now 
being made upon you. So we, 
teachers and students, who have 
grown accustomed to these sur- 
roundings — who have found here a 
home, congenial friends, interest- 
ing work, and physical, mental and 
spiritual benefit — welcome you to 
Elizabethtown College and her sur- 
roundings, to which we hope you 
will readily become adjusted and 
which you will find invigorating 
and inspiring. We feel sure that, 
if you approach your tasks in the 
right attitude and see in them the 
opportunity for your own highest 
improvement you will realize your 
fondest hopes in coming here. You 
will find here then home, friends, 
ideals, work, life — "You'll like it!" 
Irwin S. Hoffer. 

Democracy in Education 

Out of the agony and bitter suf- 
fering of "the world on fire" the 
iiations have come, branded with a 
new hope, a new ideal. "Over the 
wrecks and ruins, across the plains 
made desolate by invading armies, 
into sorrowing homes, a new day is 
dawning," dispelling the darkness 
of false doctrines — militarism, in- 
justice and materialism. The na- 
tions seem to have lived a thousand 


years in one night and the new 
morn which has spread its "bene- 
ficient light" is the beginning of the 
day of democracy, equality and 
justice. Many illusions have been 
shattered by this world war, but 
many ideals have been reborn, 
many promises fulfilled. Has there 
ever been a time when class, caste 
or race figured so little as in this 
war? When none, whether rich or 
poor, royal or peasant, influential 
or not, could escape their share of 
the war? Do you catch the signifi- 
cance of the fact that the world 
was at war, and that for the de- 
fence of an ideal, the ideal of de- 
raocracy? Has it occurred to you 
that the industrial forces have 
gamed the ascendancy over the 
capitalists during this war and will 
never be satisfied with anything 
less than a full measure of control, 
and a just wage fixed on the basis 
of cost of living and life-needs? 
Thus the civil and industrial worlds 
have taken their stand in the world 

Will the educational field now 
rouse itself to the needs and op- 
portunities of the new day? A few 
isolated leaders in education have 
caught the spirit and are formula- 
ting and trying new methods, which 
will carry into the schoolroom the 
T)ew ideals. It remains for the in- 
dividual teachers to take these 
ideals into the different schools. Is 
it worth while, you ask. In the last 
year the children's bureau has been 
conducting a drive to save the 
mothers and babies of our land 
from premature death. If the chil- 
dren are cared for in their infancy, 
if the nation has awakened to the 

needs of democracy in many fields, 
if the kaiser has been dethroned, 
why shall we tolerate tyranny in 
our schoolsystem? Is it not in- 
justice that we have schools which 
check and grind the children and 
repress their individuality? Then 
as these pupils enter upon their 
life's work, we call upon them to 
stand out, to face the problems of 
life honestly, squarely — to be them- 
selves. Well can we say with 
Angelo Patri. "How blind we are! 
First we kill and then we weep for 
Ihat which we have slain." 

Justice demands democracy in 
Ihe schoolroom. Education aims to 
train for efficiency in social service, 
i) exercise each individual in self- 
government, so that he may be a 
capable citizen in a democratic na- 
tion. The part of the school in this 
process is to provide a suitable en- 
vironment, provide situations simi- 
lar to life, in which the pupils may 
learn not to be governed but, to 
govern themselves. Do our schools 
in their present form provide this 
environment? Are uniform, un- 
changeable system and order neces- 
Sc* ry for self government? Is the par- 
taking of mental food, cut in exact- 
ly equal bites for each meal neces- 
sary to make one able to cope with 
the problems of life? Does en- 
forced silence help to make pupils 
self-governing citizens? The very 
conception of schools, as we have 
them today must be changed. We 
think that the pupils of all the dif- 
ferent schools must be doing the 
same thing, in the same way, at the 
same time, regardless of the dif- 
ferent abilities of the pupils, the 
material at hand, and the industrial 


environment of the schooL If the 
manufacturers of the United States 
should decide to have factories 
make the same articles in the same 
way in every city and town in the 
nation, regardless of the resources 
or needs of the place, we would 
hoot their plan as the height of 
folly. Yet we allow the schools to 
be conducted on the very same 

How can the schools make the 
future citizens more able to cope 
with the problems of life, when it 
deliberately shuts out all that per- 
tains to life? The schools have be- 
come so fixed in their deeply worn 
groove that as one educator says 
"life is on one side, that is the out- 
side and school on the other side, 
that is the inside." Can an isolated, 
cloistered institution give any use- 
ful training to pupils who have to 
battle with the realities of life? If 
so. why has the cry constantly 
been for more efficiency? Every- 
where competent workmen are 
needed and the failure of our 
school systems to supply these 
needs is recognized. Have we been 
clinging to the old for want of a 
better new? A better new is ready, 
but we need skilled teachers to car- 
ry this message to the schoolroom, 
teachers who have learned to study 
children's needs and find inspira- 
tion in their work of helping them. 
Oh you say, "we can't afford to 
hire a genius for our schools." How 
limited in vision we are ! Men will 
spend their time and fortunes dis- 
cussing and buying pure bred hogs, 
cows and horses, but when you 
speak of spending more time and 
money on their children, they are 

shocked. They think they spend 
enough for the teacher who simply 
teaches the rudiments and has such 
an easy time to control the pupils. 
We need the teacher who will rec- 
ognize and carefully cultivate ev- 
ery spark of individuality, not, as a 
tyrant crush all personality at its 
first appearance. 

While the spirit of reform is in 
progress shall we employ teachers 
who will apply these new methods? 
Shall we revolutionize the schools, 
making them a living factor in the 
community? Shall we make them 
places where the ideals of educa- 
tion will materialize ; where the pu- 
pils will not be repressed but will 
enjoy the freedom and training 
vvhich they deserve in a democratic 
nation? Shall we knit the schools 
so closely to the community that 
they will be, not mere institutions 
imposed by a decree of a legislature 
but that they will be a vital part of 
society, be of like interest to par- 
ents, pupils, teachers and the state? 
For the future welfare of the child 
let us not do otherwise. 

To do this we must change the 
attitude of all people toward the 
child. We must all believe in them. 
They are the hope of the world, the 
ones for whom the present genera- 
tion lives and labors. By them only 
can the message of Democracy be 
carried far and wide. 

Why shall they not have their 
freedom and their rights. They 
have need of us but we have far 
more need of them ; for they are the 
dreams, the hopes, the meaning of 
tne world. "Thru them the world 
p.rows and grows in brotherly love." 
Thru them the future of the 


schools, of the nations, of the 
world, yea, the future ideals, will 
be shaped, "I look a thousand years 
ahead and I see not men, ships, in- 
ventions buildings, poems, but chil- 
dren, shouting, happy children, and 
I keep my hand in yours and smil- 
ing dream of endless days." 

— Supera D. Martz, '19. 

A Photograph of An Ideal Teacher 

There are many elements that 
20 to make up the instructional 
skill, nature and disposition, pro- 
fessional attitudes and ideals, pf;v- 
sonality and loyalty of the ideal 
teacher. Of the elements which 
compose his technique, the follow- 
ing are not the least important — 
Definiteness and clearness of airri, 
proper choice and organization cf 
subject-matter, skill in habit forma- 
tion and in stimulating thought, 
skill in teaching how to study and 
in motivating work, skill and care 
in assignment, skill in questioning 
and in organization of subject-mat- 
ter, and the proper distribution <if 
special attention to individual 

Colvin names address, personal 
appearance, optimism, reserve, 
enthusiasm, fairness, sincerity, sym.- 
pathy, vitality and scholarship as 
important elements which enter 
into the personality of the 
teacher. The ideal teacher has a 
strong personality. He has good 
Judgment, he is industrious and full 
of vigor. He may be discribed as 
being pleasant, cheerful, optimistic, 
enthusiastic, humorous, fair, cheer- 
lul, patient, kind, neat and sociable. 

He is thorough in his daily prepara- 
tion and seeks by every legitimate 
means, to advance his professional 

The ideal teacher is a man ot 
sterling character, superior intelli- 
gence, and some special aptitude 
for teaching; he has an adequate 
preparation both in general and 
special subject-matter and in pro- 
lessional studies, including practice 
teaching, taken if possible during a 
>ear of special advanced study fol- 
lowing the completion of a foi-r- 
year course in education. He has 
had several years of successful 
teaching experience, and has ac- 
quired instructional skill and dis- 
ciplinary control. He possesses an 
energetic personality, vital yet well 
balanced. He has a genuine in- 
terest in his pupils and possesses a 
patient, sympathetic, genial, and 
good-natured disposition balanced 
vdth poise, dignity and reserve. He 
possesses optimism and the ability 
for inspiring enthusiasm. He is not 
only absolutely fair in the treat- 
n'ent of all, but he has the ability 
o'l making his pupils realize that he 
is fair. He is consistent in attitude, 
frank and open, free from subter- 
fuge and deceit, his whole per- 
sonality is tempered by a genuiiio 
sense of humor and a keen appre- 
ciation of life, especially as the pu- 
pils see it and live it. He is inspired, 
in short, with the highest personal 
and professional ideals of conduct 
and attainment. 

Probably no teacher possesses all 
of these qualities in their fullest 
strength, but certainly every de- 
sirable teacher has in his make-up 
a considerable number of these ex- 



cellences and at least a few of them 
in a superior degree. 

Extracts in English Composition 

The class in English Composition 
wrote on the subject "Why I Chose 
Elizabethtown College." Several 
extracts follow : 

"My coming to Elizabethtown 
College I owe partly to friends who 
were former students here, and 
who spoke very highly of its ideals 
and standards." — F. S. 

"Still another thing that appeal- 
ed to me was the homelike char- 
acter of the school. There were no 
clans and sets among the students, 
but all lived and associated to- 
gether as one family as much as 
possible." — E. Z. 

"The music department was also 
an attraction for me." 

— E. Z. 

"In this school we have many 
chances to improve our public 
S])eaking. We have the literary so- 
ciety, oratorical contests, Christian 
Workers and numerous other 
methods." — S. O. 

"The main reason why I chose 
Elizabethtown College was because 
of its religious influence. People I 
know who came here, are leaders 
in the church." — M. B. 

"The faculty do not stress the 
spiritual side of life alone, but they 
also strive for the forming and up- 
building of a good moral and physi- 
cal side of life as well." 

— S. O. 

"A third factor that influenced 
me to select this school for the 
furtherance of my education was 
its efficient corps of teachers who 
give their best towards the ad- 
vancement of the work." 

— R. W. 

"I learned that the teachers were 
all Christians, persons whom I need 
not be afraid to follow. This in 
itself is worth coming here for. 
This in itself is suiflcient reason for 
choosing a school." 

— M. O. 

"In a small college the professors 
become closely associated with the 
students and encourage them to 
their goals in years to come. The 
teachers are always willing to help 
the students." — E. R. 

This Year's Faculty 

President Ober was kept very 
busy this year on the first few days 
of school. He was called to Elgin, 
September 3, to attend a combined 
meeting of the various church 
boards. This year Prof. Ober will 
teach some of the Bible classes in 

addition to his class in. Elementary 

Prof. R. W. Schlosser is success- 
fully pushing on the work of the 
Endowment Campaign. More than 
one-fourth of the required amount 
has been raised even though only 


one-fifth of the districts have been 
covered. Bro. Schlosser reports 
that the Schuylkill church has gone 
over the top by fifty per cent. This 
is the banner church so far. Pros- 
pects are good for a successful 
*'windup" of the campaign by next 

Prof. J. G. Meyer, accompanied 
by Trustee Jno. M. Gibble, spent 
part of the summer in the interests 
of the Gibbel Building Fund. This 
fund is growing and the latest re- 
port indicates that the Gibbel 
Building will soon become a reality. 
Bro. Meyer spent some time canvas- 
sing for students in the Cumberland 
Valley, Lebanon, Berks and Mont- 
gomery Counties. He is in charge 
of the work in Education and Phys- 
ical Science. 

Prof. H. H. Nye spent the sum- 
mer in canvassing for students and 
in out door recreation on the Col- 
lege Hill Farm. Bro. Nye will be 
in charge of the Social Sciences 
and History. He is giving a new 
course in Social Psychology, a sen- 
ior requirement in the Course in 

Miss Elizabeth Myer, the only 
teacher on the faculty from the be- 
ginning of the College, has again 
returned to be in charge of the Pre- 
paratory English subjects. Her 
work is thorough and fundamental. 
Students do well to take work 
under so experienced a teacher as 
we know Miss Myer to be. 

Prof. Irvin S. H offer, who spent 
Ihe summer at Columbia Univer- 
sity, will be in charge of the De- 
partment of Mathematics. Bro. 
Koffer will also teach a class in 

Latin and a class in school manage- 
n'lent and methodology. 

We are all glad for Miss Floy 
Crouthamel's return to College. She 
will take Miss Stauffer's place as 
preceptress and to be in charge of 
the Biological Sciences. That Miss 
Crouthamel's worth as a teacher is 
appreciated by the student body is 
shown by the large number of stu- 
aents who have elected her line of 

Miss Edna E. Brubaker will 
again be in charge of the English 
and French in the absence of Prof. 
Schlosser. Miss Brubaker has re- 
turned with renewed enthusiasm 
and strength for a heavy program. 

Miss Lore Brenisholtz spent the 
summer at Lake Chatauqua, New 
I'ork, where she took further work 
in her line. She will again be in 
charge of the Instrumental Music. 
Miss Brenisholtz does splendid 
work in this department. Her sum- 
mer has helped to fit her to do her 
best in her chosen field. 

Prof. H. A. Via, Principal of the 
Commercial Department, attended 
Zanerian Art College in Columbus, 
Ohio. He is planning thorough 
work in all lines of his Department. 

Mrs. H. A. Via will again have 
charge of Vocal Music and Voice 
Work. Several periods have been 
set apart for her chorus work and 
it is hoped that many of the stu- 
dents will avail themselves of the 
opportunities open to them in de- 
veloping their musical ability. 

Miss Mildred I. Bonebrake will 
teach the shorthand and type- 
■'vriting. Many of the students 
are crowding into her small room 
this year. Miss Bonebrake was em- 



ployed during the summer in the 
otfice of one of the large manufac- 
turing plants of her home town. 
This practical experience will tell 
in her teaching and no one will 
make a mistake to take his or her 
stenographic course under Miss 

Miss Ruth Kilhefner has started 
the Drawing Classes and will 
be in charge of the Art Depart- 
ment. Many students are taking 
sewing under the sewing teacher, 
Miss Laura Hess. 

Mr. A. C. Baugher assistant in 
Chemistry and Physics; Miss Sara 
C. Shisler, instructor of preparatory 
Latin and Greek, and Mr. E. G. 
Meyer assistant in Vocal Music at- 
tended the summer school at 
Teachers College, Columbia Uni- 
versity, New York. They took 

work in Methods of Teaching their 
respective subjects and we have ev- 
ery reason to hope for excellent 
work in the courses they give dur- 
ing the year. 

Miss Supera D. Martz, Librarian 
and assistant in History and Eng- 
lish has returned from her vacation 
in the mountains, with a worthy am- 
bition and renewed strength to con- 
tribute her bit in her new duties. 

Mr. Ezra Wenger, preceptor and 
assistant in Bible, spent the summer 
very profitably attending several 
religious conferences in the Middle 
V7est, and the summer school at 
Bethany Bible School, Chicago. Mr. 
Wenger has already won the hearts 
of his boys and we predict a very 
pleasant and profitable year for 
him and those under his care. 

The New Student Body 

School opened very auspiciously 
on September first. Early on Mon- 
day morning the best youths of 
Eastern and Southern Pennsylvania 
kept pouring into the College Halls. 
Never in the history of our school 
nas there been such an influx of 
ambitious students. 

There were more than a hundred 
from the first. The following is a 
list of students and courses pur- 
sued : 

College Course 

Sara C. Shisler, (fourth year) 
Vernfield, Pa.; Supera D. Martz 

(First year) Loganton, Pa.; E. M. 
iiertzler (third year), Elizabeth- 
town, Pa. ; Ezra Wenger (fourth 
year) , Fredericksburg, Pa. ; Anna 
M. Epler (first year) Elizabeth- 
town, Pa. ; Lydia Withers (third 
>ear) Elizabethtown, Pa.; Laura 
(xroff Hershey (first year) Lititz, 
Pa.; Vera R. Hackman (first year), 
Bareville, No. 1, Pa.; L. N. Myer 
(second year) Bareville, Pa.; Jessie 
M. Oellig (first year), Waynesboro, 
Pa.; Paul E. Burkholder (third 
year), Elizabethtown, Pa.; Eva V. 
Arbegast (third year), Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. ; Minerva Irene Reber 
^ first year), Ridgely, Md.; Horace 



Raff ensperger. Elizabethtown, Pa. : 
L, Anna Schwenk (first year) Log- 
fnton, Pa.; Elizabeth V. Trimmer, 
f first year) Lititz, Pa.; J. Luke 
Stauffer (first year) Ephrata No. 4, 

Pedagogical (First year) 

Amos G. Meyer, Fredericksburg, 
Pa.; Mary Ebling, Bethel, Pa.; 
Margaret Ruth Detwiler, College- 
viile. Pa. ; Mabel Frederick, Sou- 
derton. Pa.; Ammon B. Gettel, 
Richland, Pa. ; Hiram G. Gingrich, 
Lebanon, No. 4, Pa.; Susan Louise 
Jeter, Denver, Pa.; Walter A. 
Keeney, East Berlin, Pa. ; Earl 
Lentz, Myerstown, Pa. ; Robert 
Landis Mohr, Coopersburg, No. 1, 
Pa.; Roy Keeney Miller, 1012 Falls 
Road, Baltimore, Md.; Esther Clop- 
per, Greencastle, Pa.; Ira D. 
Brandt, Millerstown, Pa. ; John B. 
Bechtel, Jr., East Berlin, Pa.; 
Esther Mae Bair, Brodbecks, Pa.; 
Clayton D. Reber, Centerport, Pa.; 
Florence M. Shenk, Carlisle, No. 9, 
Pa.; William M. Miller, Spring 
(jrove. Pa. ; Grace Ober, Elizabeth- 
town, Pa. 

Pedagogical (Second year) 

Hannah Sherman, Myerstown 
Route 1, Pa.; Ruby Oellig, Green- 
castle, Pa.; Margaret E. Oellig, 
Greencastle, Pa. ; Sallie Mae Fen- 
Ringer, Lancaster, R. 3, Pa.; Mary 
Henning, Lansdale, Pa.; Daniel E. 
Myers, Dallastown, No. 1, Pa.; 
Mary W. Crouse, Myerstown, Pa.; 
Mabel Bomberger, Lebanon, No. 7, 
Pa.; Raymond Wenger, Fredericks- 
burg, Pa.; Oliver Milton Zendt, 
Souderton, Pa. 

Pedagogical (Third year) 

Emma Ziegler, Hatfield, Pa. ; 
Anna M. Epler, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.; Laura S. Frantz, Richland, Pa; 
Laura Groff Hershey, Lititz, Pa. ; 
Vera R. Hackman, Bareville, No. 1 
Pa. ; Jessie M. Oellig, Waynesboro, 
Pa.; John C. Boone, Loganton, Pa.; 
Alfred Ekroth, Elizabethtown, 
Pa. ; Esther Kreps, Pottstown, Pa. ; 
EJla Cassel Boaz, Telford, Pa.; 
Daniel S. Baum, Lineboro, Md. ; C. 
H. Royer, Elizabethtown, Pa.; 
Minerva Irene Reber, Ridgely, 
Md. ; Horace Raffensperger, Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa. ; Elizabeth V. Trim- 
mer, Lititz, Pa.; Edith M. Witmer, 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Pedagogical (Fourth year) Seniors 

Henry Wenger, Fredericksburg, 
Pa.; E. M. Hertzler, Elizabethtown, 
Pa. ; Frank S. Carper, Palmyra, 
Pa.; David H. Markey, Myerstown, 
Pa.; Ada M. Douty, Loganton, Pa.; 
L. N. Myer, Bareville, Pa.; Sara H. 
Royer, Stevens No. 1, Pa. ; Kath- 
erine Mildred Baer, Waynesboro, 
Pa.; Eva V. Arbegast, Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. ; Clarence Benjamin Sol- 
lenberger, Carlisle No. 2, Pa.; Ruth 
Groff Taylor, Elizabethtown, Pa.; 
Ada G. Young, East Petersburg, 
Pa. ; Martha G. Young, East Peters- 
burg, Pa. 

College Preparatory 

Paul Abele, Elizabethtown, Pa.; 
Edwin H. Rinehart, Waynesboro, 
Pa.; Stanley H. Ober, Elizabeth- 
town, Pa. 

English Scientific 

Alfred Ekroth (Senior) Eliza- 



bethtown, Pa.; Esther Kreps, 
1 Senior) Pottstown, Pa.; Ella Cas- 
sel Boaz (Senior) Telford, No. 2, 
Pa. ; Daniel S. Baum (Senior) Line- 
boro, Md. ; Paul D. Wenger (second 
year) Talmage, Pa. 

Business Course 

George B. Risser, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.; J. Vernon Good, Elizabeth- 
town, Pa.; Harry M. Ebersole, Pal- 
myra, Pa.; Genevieve F. Drohan, 
Elizabethtown, Pa.; Clarence B. 
Forney, S. Lebanon, Pa.; Hulda 
Irene Holsinger, Ridgely, Md.; Wil- 
bur H. Hornafius, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.; Lydia Withers, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.; Alta Heisey, Elizabethtown, 
Pa. ; Lydia Landis, 123 N. West St., 
Allentown, Pa.; Emmert R. Mc- 
Dannal, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Mrs. 
Elsie Cohick, Elizabethtown, Pa.; 
J. Mark Basehore, Elizabethtown, 
Pa.; Ruth E. Burkholder, Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa.; Lucy Brenneman, 
660 Penna. Ave., York, Pa.; Har- 
riet E. Bartine, 2233 W. Ontario 
St. Philadelphia; Elsie H. Snavely, 

Elizabethtown, Pa.; Letha Irena 
Spangler, 714 Penna. Ave., York, 
Pa.; Nettie Wayner, 810 E. 
Boundary Ave., York, Pa.; Elmer 
H. Young, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Paul E. 
Zug, Mastersonville, Pa.; Wallace 
L. Zook, Lititz, No. 4, Pa.; Kathryn 
H. Kalyor, Elm, Pa. 

Music Course 

Edna C. Fogelsanger, Chambers- 
burg, Pa.; Sadie Hassler, Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa.; Anna K. Enterline, 
Rheems, Pa. ; Kathryn Stauff er, 
Palmyra, Pa. ; E. G. Meyer, Freder- 
icksburg, Pa. 

Sewing Course 

Cora Witmer, Safe Harbor, Pa.; 
Laura N. Kline, Columbia, No. 2, 
Pa.; Ruth Landis Gish, Elizabeth- 
town, Pa. ; Bertha Engle, Elizabeth- 
town, Pa.; Thelma E. Ruth, Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa. ; Lois G. Wolgemuth, 
Mount Joy, Pa.; Ella Cassel Boaz, 
Telford, Pa.; Frances S. Risser, 
Rheems, Pa. 

School Notes 

Back to school! Books! Friends! 

Wanted — A Sears and Roebuck 
catalogue by Miss Boaz. I won- 
der why. 

New students? Don't fail to join 
the Keystone Literary Society, ten- 
nis and basket ball associations. 
These are half the school life. 

We are glad to see Mr. David 
Markey on the job at the bookroom 
again. Mr. Markey was obliged to 

leave school last year and now has 
returned a little different. Why? 
Oh well Davy brot his family with 
him this time and I guess he intends 
to stay. 

The efforts that the different 
teachers have put forth during the 
Fummer to increase the enrollment 
of the student body have been high- 
ly lewarded. Many new faces ap- 
1 eared on the Hill and more are ex- 



pected at an early date. The older 
students are busy soliciting mem- 
bers and reorganizing societies. 

On Monday evening at seven- 
thirty the faculty and students 
gathered in the Chapel where a 
short program was rendered after 
which we had a **get acquainted" 
social. The program consisted of 
short talks by the teachers who 
were present and several selections 
of music by the male quartette. The 
teachers gave a hearty welcome to 
all the new as well as the older 
students. Each teacher gave us 
splendid thoughts. The social was 
rather short yet it was enjoyed by 
everyone present. The ten o'clock 
bell rang too soon. However we 
were all submissive and went to our 
rooms inspired to do a good year's 

During the social period on 
Opening Day the faculty in a body 
stood on the rostrum and sang the 
loiiowing : 

Welcome students, welcome stu- 
dents, welcome students, 
We've come to greet you now. 

Merrily we sing tonight, 

Sing tonight, sing tonight. 
Merrily we sing tonight, 
For our hearts are free. 

Welcome ladies, welcome ladies, 
welcome ladies, 
We've come to greet you now. _ 
Ail are welcome, all are welcome, 
all are welcome 
We hope to meet you now. 

Last Year's Commercial Students 

Mr. Fred W. Fogelsanger is now 
engaged on his father's farm. Fred 
secured a position as bookkeeper in 
Kagerstown, Md., but later found 
that he could not be spared from 
the farm. His duties as a farmer 
require lots of his time but he still 
fmds his inclination to linger in the 
presence of the fairer sex ever in- 

Mr. Samuel G. King is engaged 
ill clerical work in Reading. We 
predict great things for him. When 
if. comes to juggling with figures he 
is just King. 

Misses Lydia Landis, Alta Heisey 
and Nettie Wagner and Messrs. 
Mark Bashore, Clayton Reber, 
Oliver Zendt, Emmert McDannel, 
Paul Wenger, Vernon Good and 
Paul Abele are in school with us 
again. Messrs. Jesse Reber, John 
Herr, and Witmer Eshleman expect 
to be with us for Winter Term. 

Miss Frances Alwine is at home 
at present but is ingaged to do some 
special clerical work. 

Messrs. Lee H. Barnes and Paul 
Ulrich are attending Business Col- 
lege in Lancaster. 

Miss Erma Gross is doing office 
work in town. 

Mr. Harvey Royer plans to go to 
West Chester Normal. 

Miss Clara Kinsey is continuing 
her work in Business College in 

Mr. Walter Longenecker is at 
State College. 

Miss Edna Hershey is at home. 

Miss Gertrude Risser is at the 
General Hospital in Lancaster, pre- 
paring for nursing. 




First Roommate — "I say, John, 
would you kindly loan me your 
green tie this evening?" 

Second roommate — "Why cer- 
tainly, Dan, but why all the for- 

First Roommate — "I couldn't 
find it." 

"Sargent was a great artist," 
said the teacher of the drawing 
class. "With one stroke he could 
change a smiling face into a sor- 
rowing one." 

"That's nothing," piped up 
Johnny, "me mother does that to 
me lots of times." 

Alumni Notes 

The Alumni Supper this year 
was set on the campus, on the 
northeast. A short distance from 
Rooms A and B. This supper was 
formerly eaten in the Library or in 
Music Hall, but the former now 
contains show cases which are dif- 
ficult to remove and Music Hall was 
thought too small for the purpose 
this year. We are out-growing our 
quarters — hence one need for new 
buildings. At this supper toasts 
were given by Trustees S. H. Her- 
tzler and I. W. Taylor; Faculty, 
President H. K. Ober, R. W. Schlos- 
ser, Irvin S. Hoffer; Classes, Mar- 
tha Martin, '09, Jacob Z. Herr, '05, 
W. E. Glasmire, '06, Paul Hess, 
f^zra Wenger. 

Elizabeth Kline Dixon did her 
part well by leading in singing 
good old songs and in singing a 

W. E. Glassmire, '00, and his 
wife Leah Sheaffer Glasmire ac- 
companied by their three children, 
expect to sail for Denmark as mis- 
sionaries about the middle of Oc- 
tober. Their class is already repre- 
sented on the Mission Field by B. 
Mary Royer and J. F. Graybill. 

Rebekah S. Sheaifer, '00, has ac- 
cepted a position as teacher of Eng- 
lish in the Ephrata . High School. 
Miss Sheaffer graduated at Ursines 
in June with a "cum laude," (with 

In July or August Katharyn Lei- 
ter will tour in her car from her 
home in Green Castle, Pa., to Leb- 
anon, Oaks and Telford. She will 
be accompanied by Margaret Oel- 
lig. Mary Francis and Maria Myers. 
They will visit Mary Franes in 
Lebanon, Miss Frances' grandpar- 
ents at Oaks, Ruth Bucher at Tel- 
ford, in Montgomery County. 

Marriages — 

Nora Reber (11) and Fred M. 
Hollenberg of California. These go 
as missionaries to India. 

Naomi Longenecker (16) and 
Harvey Geyer (16). They go to 
live at Akron, Ohio, where Mr. 
Geyer will attend school. 

Alice Reber and David Markley 
(17) in Shoemakersville ; Edna 
Wenger and Madison Deitrich in 

The Alumni Editor recently re- 
ceived the following announce- 
ment: "Mr. and Mrs. Luther H. 
Leiter announce the marriage of 
Miss Katherine Emmert Miller and 
Prof. John Jay John on Thursday 
ihe twenty-eighth of August nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen. Green- 



castle, Pennsylvania. At home af- 
ter the tenth of September, New 
Windsor, Maryland." Our friends 
will remember Miss Miller as our 
Voice teacher at Elizabethtown 
several years. 

Our College Times extends 
hearty congratulations and best 
wishes to all these newly wedded 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Glasmire 
(07) (10) together with their three 
children, Alexander, Charlotte and 
Joe, will sail from New York, in 
October as missionaries to Den- 

Rebekah Sheaffer (13) was 
ifraduated from Ursinus College in 
June with a Kumlaut. She is em- 
ployed this year as teacher of Eng- 
lish in the High School at Ephrata. 

Helen Oellig (17) is spending 
the winter at her home in Waynes- 
boro, making it possible for her sis- 
ter Jessie to be a student at Eliza- 
bethtown College this year. 

During the month of July, Lydia 
M. Heilman (05), laid to rest in 
Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, 
one of her twin boys named James, 
who was three years of age. He 
died suddenly while Mr. and Mrs. 
Heilman were spending a few days 
o" their vacation at Pequea, a fa- 
mous summer resort in lower Lan- 
caster county. 

Daisy Rider Haldeman (10) is 
now the happy mistress of a home 
in Philadelphia. Her address is 
Mrs. L. H. Haldeman, 2110 North 
16th Street, Philadelphia. 

— Elizabeth Myer. 


Since Miss Ehzabeth Myer has 
been a member of the College 
faculty for nearly nineteen years 
we deem it a mark of respect to 
publish in the columns of Our Col- 
lege Times to following obituary of 
her mother, lately deceased. 

Amanda Evans Myer was bcvri 
November 2, 1837, near Neffsville, 
I incaster County, Penna. She 
was the daughter of John and Eliza 
Evans, and the last surviving mem- 
ber of a family of ten. She had only 
^he advantages of the training 
which the public schools of Man- 
heim Township could give, yet she 
showed marked intelligence, 
modesty and refinement in her 

In October 1856, she was united 
in matrimony with Samuel Rohrer 
Myer, and in the course of their 
congenial married life, twelve chil- 
dren were born to them, nine of 
whom still survive. They are as fol- 
lows Alice and Sadie at home; Mrs. 
J. D, Buckwalter, Caleb Lincoln 
Mver, Santa Monica, Cal. ; Mrs. 
Martin Schaeffer, Samuel R. Myer, 
Bareville ; Elizabeth Myer, a 
teacher in the Elizabethtown Col- 
lege; Mrs. Annie Miller, Mrs. W. 
F. Groff, of Philadelphia. There 
are sixteen grandchildren and 
seven great grand children. 

In the twentieth year of her mar- 
ried life, her husband was taken 
from her by death, she being left 
with a large family to rear. At 
the age of twenty-six, she and her 
husband became members of the 
Church of the Brethren, in which 



faith she has exemplified the great- 
est zeal toward the furtherance of 
the Christian Spirit. 

As a wife of a minister, for many- 
years she encoyranged and assisted 
him in the execution of his minis- 
terial duties and responsibilities 
and faithfully continued her duties 
in this work even for years after his 

In the beginning of her final ill- 
ness last February she requested to 
be annointed in accordance with 
the Doctrine of her faith. This rite 
was performed by the Elders Her- 
shey Groff and Martin Ebersole. 
Her suffering continued for six 
months, after which God called her 
away, peacefully, on August 14, 
1919 at the age of 81 years, 9 
months, 12 days. 

The funeral services were con- 
ducted by Elders Hershey Groff of 
Pareville and S. H. Hertzler, of 
Elizabethtown. The text was taken 
from John 11:25, 26. Her body 
was interred in the old Myer grave- 
yard about a mile south of Bare- 
ville. Many, many relatives and 
friends gathered at these services 
to pay their last tribute of respect 
to one whom they had loved so 

— Elizabeth Meyer. 

Rules for Study as given by 

Keep yourself in good physical 

Attend to, remove or treat phy- 
sical defects that often handicap 
mental activity, such as defective 
eyesight, defective hearing, defect- 

ive teeth, adenoids, obstructed 
nasal breathing. 

See that external conditions of 
v/ork (light, temperature, humidi- 
ty, clothing, chair, desk, etc.) are 
favorable to study. 

Form a place-study habit. 

Form a time-study habit. 

When possible, prepare the ad- 
vance assignment in a given subject 
directly after the day's recitation 
in it. 

Begin work promptly. 

Take on the attitude of attention. 

Work intensely while you work. 

But don't let intense application 
become fluster or worry. 

Do your work with the intent to 
learn and to remember. 

Seek a motive or, better, several 

Get rid of the idea that you are 
working for the teacher. 

Don't apply for help until yoa 
have to. 

Have a clear notion of the aim. 

Before beginning the advance 
work, review rapidly the previous 

Make a rapid preliminary survey 
01 the assigned material. 

Find out by trial whether you 
succeed better by beginning with 
the hardest or with the easiest task 
when you are confronted with sev- 
eral tasks of unequal difficulty. 

In general, use in your studying 
the form of activity that will later 
be demanded when the material is 

Give most time and attention to 
the weak points in your knowledge 
or technique. 



Carry the learning of all import- 
ant items beyond the point neces- 
sary for immediate recall. 

You must daily pass judgment as 
to the degree of importance of 
items that are brought before you, 
and lay special stress on the per- 
p-anent fixing of those items that 
are vital and fundame::tal. 

When a given bit of information 
is clearly of subordinate import- 
ance and useful only for the time 
being, you are warranted in giving 
to it only sufficient attention to hold 
it over the time in question. 

Make the duration of your 
periods of study long enough to 
utilize 'warming-up' but not so long 
as to suffer from weariness or fa- 

When drill or repetition is neces- 
sary, distribute over more than one 
period the time given to a specified 

When you interrupt work, not 
only stop at a natural break, but 
also leave a cue for its quick re- 

After intensive application, es- 
pecially to new material, pause for 
a time and let your mind be fallow 
before taking up anything else. 

Use various devices to compel 
yourself to think over your work. 

Form the habit of working out 
your own concrete examples of all 
general rules and principles. 

Form the habit of mentally re- 
viewing every paragraph as soon as 

;^ou have read it. 

Don't hesitate to mark up your 
own books to make the essential 
ideas stand out visibly. 

Whenever your desire is to mas- 
ter material that is at all extensive 
and complex, make an outline of it. 
If you also wish to retain this ma- 
terial, commit your outline to mem- 

In all your work apply your 
knowledge as much as possible and 
as soon as possible. 

Don not hesitate to commit to 
memory verbatim such materials as 
definitions of technical terms, for- 
mulas, dates and outlines, always 
provided, of course, that you also 
understand them. 

When the material to be learned 
by heart presents no obvious ration- 
al associations, it is perfectly legiti- 
mate to invent some artificial 
scheme for learning and recalling 

In committing to memory a poem, 
declamation or oration, do not 
break it up into parts but learn it 
as a whole. 

In committing to memory, it is 
better to read aloud than to read 
silently and better to read rapidly 
than slowly. 

If your work includes attendance 
at lectures, take a moderate amount 
of notes during the lectures, using 
a system of abbreviations, and re- 
write these notes daily, amplified 
into a resonably compendious out- 
line, organized as suggested. 



El Dorado 

It seems as if a great deal were 
attainable in a world where there 
are so many marriages and decisive 
battles, and where we all, at certan 
hours of the day, and with great 
gusto and despatch, stow a portion 
of victuals finally and irretrievably 
into the bag which contains us. And 
it would seem also, on a hasty view, 
that the attainment of as much as 
possible was the one goal of man's 
contentious life. And yet, as re- 
gards the spirit, this is but a sem- 
blance. We live in an ascendin;^ 
scale when we live happily, one 
thing leading to another in an end- 
less series. There is always a nev*^ 
horizon for onward-looking men, 
and although we dwell on a small 
planet, immersed in petty business 
and not enduring beyond a brief 
period of years, we are so consti- 
tuted that our hopes are inaccess- 
ible, like stars, and the term of 
hoping is prolonged until the term 
of life. To be truly happy is a 
question of how we begin and not 
of how we end, of what we want 
and not of what we have. An as- 
piration is a joy forever, a posses- 
sion as solid as a landed estate, a 
fortune which we can never ex- 
haust and which gives us year by 
year a revenue of pleasurable ac- 
tivity. To have many of these is 
to be spiritually rich. Life is only 
a very dull and ill-directed theatre 
unless we have some interests in 
the piece; and to those who have 

neither art nor science, the world 
is a mere arrangement of colours, 
or a rough foot-way where they 
may very well break their shins- It 
is in virtue of his own desires and 
curiosities that any man continues 
to exist with even patience, that he 
is charmed by the look of things 
and people, and that he wakens ev- 
ery morning with a renewed ap-^ 
petite for work and pleasure. De- 
sire and curiosity are the two eyes 
through which he sees the world in 
the most enchanted colours : it is 
they that make women beautiful or 
fossils interesting: and the man 
may squander his estate and come 
to beggary, but if he keeps these 
two amulets he is still rich in the 
possibilities of pleasure. Supposvi 
he could take one meal so compact 
and comprehensive that he should 
never hunger any more; suppose 
him, at a glance, to take in all the 
features of the world and allay the 
desire for knowledge; suppose him 
to do the like in any province of 
experience — would not that man be 
in a poor way for amusement ever 

One who goes touring on foot 
with a single volume in his knap- 
sack reads with circumspection, 
pausing often to reflect, and often 
laying the book down to contem- 
plate the landscape or the prints in 
the inn parlour; for he fears to 
come to an end of his entertain- 
ment and be left companionless on 



the last stages of his journey. A 
young fellow recently finished the 
works of Thomas Carlyle, winding 
up, if we remember aright, with 
the ten note-books upon Frederick 
the Great. "What!" cried the 
young fellow in consternation, "is 
there no more Carlyle? Am I left 
to the daily papers?" A more cele- 
brated instance is that of Alex- 
ander, who wept bitterly because 
he had no more worlds to subdue. 
And when Gibbon had finished the 
Decline and Fall, he had only a 
few moments of joy; and it was 
with a "sober melancholy" that he 
parted from his labours. 

Happily we all shoot at the moon 
with ineffectual arrows; our hopes 
are set on inaccessible El Dorado; 
we come to an end of nothing here 
below. Interests are only plucked 
up to sow themselves again, like 
mustard. You would think, when 
the child was born, there would be 
an end to trouble ; and yet it is only 
the beginning of fresh anxieties; 
and when you have seen it through 
its teething and its education, and 
at last its marriage, alsa ! it is only 
to have new fears, new quivering 
sensibilities, with every day; and 
the health of your children's chil- 
dren' grows as touching a concern 
as that of your own. Again, when 
you have married your wife, you 
would think you were got upon a 
hilltop, and might begin to go 
downward by an easy slope. But 
you have only ended courting to 
begin marriage. Falling in love 
and winning love are often difficult 
tasks to overbearing and rebellious 
spirits; but to keep in love is also 
a business of some importance, to 

which both man and wife must 
bring kindness and goodwill. The 
true love story commences at the 
altar, when there lies before the 
married pair a most beautiful con- 
test of wisdom and generosity, and 
a lifelong struggle towards an un- 
attainable ideal. Unattainable? 
Ay, surely unattainable, from the 
very fact that they are two instead 
of one. 

"Of making books there is no 
end," complained the Preacher, 
and did not perceive how highly he 
was praising letters as an occupa- 
tion. There is no end, indeed, to 
making books or experiments, or to 
travel, or to gathering wealth. 
Problem gives rise to problem. We 
may study forever, and we are 
never as learned as we would. We 
have never made a statue worthy 
of our dreams. And when we have 
discovered a continent, or crossed a 
chain of mountains, it is only to find 
another ocean or another plain 
upon the further side. In the in- 
finite universe there is room for our 
swiftest diligence and to spare. It 
is not like the works of Carlyle, 
which can be read to an end. Even 
in a corner of it, in a private park, 
or in the neighborhood of a single 
hamlet, the weather and the sea- 
sons keep so deftly changing that 
although we walk there for a life- 
time there will be always some- 
thing new to startle and delight us. 

There is only one wish realizable 
on the earth ; only one thing that 
can be perfectly attained: Death. 
And from a variety of circum- 
stances we have no one to tell us 
whether it be worth attaining. 

— Robert Louis Stevenson. 



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